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Saskatoon Airport Community Consultation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                   June 27, 2016

 

Saskatoon Airport Community Consultation

Saskatoon Airport Authority (SAA) is proposing an Aeropark development that will be located north of Hampton Village, which consists of expanding our hangar accommodations to meet the growing demand in Saskatoon. Transport Canada requests SAA to review this proposal with the nearby public, land use authorities and nearby registered and certified aerodomes.

SAA’s current hangar space is at capacity and needs to grow.  The proposed location has been chosen due to its ability to be connected to the existing runway and taxi system. All future Aeropark developments will adhere to local building and fire codes and will comply with the Canadian Aviation Regulations. See conceptual design and location map in the enclosed image below.

The Saskatoon airport currently generates $414M in GDP for Saskatoon, directly employs 1,300 Saskatoon and area residents and creates additional spin off employment of 3,100 jobs. The Aeropark development includes a commercial buffer that will be located between the hangar areas and Claypool Drive, which will result in job creation for the local community. The Aeropark will contribute to the growth of our airport and our community.

With the initial conceptual design work being completed in 2016 and development plans to follow, SAA is engaging with the community from 7:00pm - 8:30pm on June 29, 2016 at the Saskatoon Inn in a public consultation process to assist in the progression of this project.

SAA will be accepting comments until August 15. Feedback forms can be found on their website at www.yxe.ca. A final report will be completed by September 14 with results also available on the SAA website. SAA will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns.

 

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For more information contact:

Stephen Maybury

President & CEO

Saskatoon Airport Authority

306-975-6464 │ smaybury@yxe.ca

 

 

About 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) saw 1,443,428 passengers in 2015, the second busiest year ever with an average five-year growth rate of 3.6%. A $53 million air terminal building expansion was completed in 2015.

 

 

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