WHO WERE WE?
In 1993, the airport building was renamed the John G. Diefenbaker Airport to commemorate Canada’s 13th prime minister and the prime minister from the West. The Saskatoon Airport Authority took over operations of the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport from Transport Canada in 1999. Hitting our stride in the years that followed, we expanded the terminal and increased our passengers to over 1 million in 2007.
WHO ARE WE NOW?
Skyxe is the Saskatoon Airport Authority. The Saskatoon Airport Authority is Skyxe. While our airport building is still named the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, our new Skyxe brand covers the operating company that runs the airport grounds and facilities. Our Skyxe brand comes on the heels of our newly expanded air terminal building that wrapped up construction in 2015. Following the success of our internationally recognized award from Airports Council International (ACI) for Most Improved Airport in North America in 2015, we knew that now was the time to redefine who we are and identify how to continually move forward to solidify the foundation on what we stand for.
WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?
Our vision is to be Canada’s most valued airport experience.
Our mission outlines our commitment to provide excellence for our customers by:
- Ensuring excellence in safety and security;
- Surpassing expectations through a culture of superior customer service;
- Seamlessly connecting Saskatchewan communities to the world;
- Operating efficiently with care for the environment; and
- Successfully partnering with our stakeholders.
Our doors are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we want to make our home-away-from-home yours too. Our driveway is more than 3.2 kilometers of runway and thousands of meters of apron. Our backyard is 2,000 acres. And our house is a 238,000 square foot terminal building that hosts over 1.4 million people annually.
With over 40 people helping to keep all of the moving parts of an Airport on track, our Airport facilities are shared by more than 40 businesses and government agencies that employ over 1,800 people and generates $414 million in GDP for the City of Saskatoon.