Flying to the future of non-aeronautical revenues: e-commerce, cargo and real estate

Posted: 28 June 2024 | , | No comments yet

Listen to this exclusive podcast on the important topic of non-aeronautical revenue and how this airport is looking to develop these streams.


We believe that e-commerce will lead a lot of the cargo growth in the industry…we’re big believers in the concept of e-freight”

Alex Lowe, Director of E-commerce, Cargo and Aviation Real Estate at Edmonton International Airport, spoke to International Airport Review’s Editor Holly Miles, about how they have positioned themselves as a gateway for e-commerce for North America, their two major expansions including a cargo apron and international cargo hub and how they are building the world’s largest solar farm at an airport.

Alex also went on to discuss the airport’s non-aeronautical revenues and the airport’s ambitious cargo, real estate, hydrogen and air delivery-by-drone plans.

“We’re the only airport in North America, operating commercial drones in controlled airspace”




About the interviewee

Alex Lowe is Director, E-Commerce, Cargo & Aviation Real Estate at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG). Alex brings to this role more than 20 years of diverse experience in the aviation industry, the majority of which has been spent in the air cargo sector. Prior to joining Edmonton International Airport, Alex spent 13 years with Canada’s largest all-cargo airline – Cargojet in a regional Management capacity. At Edmonton International Airport Alex develops and implements strategies to grow the airport’s air cargo network domestically and internationally; while ensuring the airport is building the needed infrastructure and capacity to facilitate YEG’s growth as a gateway for e-commerce and global logistics. Alex and the team at YEG are committed to growing the airport’s business in a sustainable and responsible way and have become industry leaders in the adoption of sustainability initiatives and innovative technologies. YEG’s Airport City Sustainability Campus operates as a Living Lab for the testing, trialling, incubation and commercialisation of technologies. 

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