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Canadian airports launch first-ever Canadian Airports Safety Week

Canadian airports launch first-ever Canadian Airports Safety Week

August 24, 2015

(Saskatoon, SK) - Today Saskatoon International Airport, along with 23 other airports across Canada, kick-off Canadian Airports Safety Week, a new airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.

The first program of its kind for the Canadian aviation industry, Canadian Airports Safety Week aims to reach thousands of airport employees across the country with themed safety talks each day, which were developed in collaboration by participating airports.

 “Saskatoon International Airport is committed to the safety of airport employees and our travelling public,” states Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority. “We are pleased to partner with airports across Canada to raise awareness of important health and safety topics facing the aviation industry”.

Saskatoon International Airport will be hosting a variety of activities throughout the week to promote the daily safety messages to its airport employment community. It will also be hosting a FOD Walk on Friday, August 28 from 12:00-12:30pm, which will be open to media.  

 

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For more information contact:

       Stephen Maybury, President & CEO

       Saskatoon Airport Authority

       306-975-6464

       smaybury@yxe.ca

 

 

Canadian Airport Safety Week

Canadian Airport Safety Week is an airport-led initiative to promote healthy and safe work practices among airport employees.  Currently in its first year, there are 24 airports across Canada participating in the initiative.

Saskatoon International Airport (YXE)

Saskatoon Airport Authority is a partner in developing Saskatoon and Saskatchewan by operating a world-class airport that is connecting Saskatoon to the world. Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) reported a 6.7% increase in passenger traffic for 2014 with over 1,480,000 passengers, marking the eleventh consecutive year of positive growth. YXE is currently Canada’s twelfth busiest airport. A $53 million air terminal building expansion was completed in 2015.

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