Edmonton International Airport - Articles and news items
Airport news • 9 May 2013 • NAV CANADA
NAV CANADA air traffic controllers are now handling flights at the busy Edmonton International Airport...
Issue 1 2012 • 7 February 2012 • Corinne Kozak, Technical Services Manager, Edmonton International Airport
Spanning 7,600 acres, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada’s largest airport by land area. It is also one of the country’s busiest airports, with more than six million passengers passing through its facility every year. The airport offers non-stop travel service to more than 50 national and international destinations, and is also a critical part of air cargo operations in the country.The province of Alberta has experienced rapid economic growth, even through the global financial recession, due primarily to a thriving oil and gas industry. Edmonton, the province’s capital city, has more than 40,000 businesses and is home to more than one million people. The city’s population has grown at a record rate, increasing by more than 30,000 in 2009 alone. With the demand for aviation services reflecting the region’s economic health, the airport has seen passenger traffic double during the past decade. In fact, EIA was the fastest-growing airport in Canada from 2006 to 2008.