FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2013
ICE at Saskatoon Airport!
Saskatoon, SK: While snow and ice are not typically a welcome sight at the Saskatoon Airport, this year marks an exception as ICE – International Currency Exchange is welcomed as the newest tenant in the Airport Terminal.
ICE has been operating in Canada for over 25 years, and has over 300 branches worldwide, of which over 50 are Canadian locations, including airports such as Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria. The Airport Terminal is the first location for ICE in Saskatchewan providing a full service foreign exchange kiosk offering over 30 major and exotic currencies, prepaid currency cards, travel insurance and more.
“We are thrilled ICE has chosen our Airport for their operation,” states President and CEO of Saskatoon, Steve Maybury. “Our service quality surveys have told us this is a service our customers will use and appreciate. It offers another element of enhanced service which we are focused on delivering.”
ICE offers an innovative Click & Collect service, which allows people to order currency online and then pick up at the Airport. No advance online payments or credit cards are required and customers pay only when they get to the airport. This service will be available at Saskatoon.
ICE currently occupies a temporary kiosk but will move to a permanent location in 2014, once Phase 2 of the expansion project has progressed. Both the temporary and permanent locations are pre-security allowing for full public access.
For further information contact:
President & CEO
Saskatoon Airport Authority
Manager, Customer & Terminal Services
Saskatoon Airport Authority
International Currency Exchange (ICE) has been providing retail foreign exchange for 40 years and today has over 300 locations in 20 countries, on four continents, conducting one transaction every six seconds. Through its retail network, ICE offers a wide range of products and services to support the travelling public’s requirements, including foreign currency, prepaid currency cards and phonecards.
ICE Prepaid Currency Cards are available for purchase at any ICE locations across Canada, and will also be available on our ICE Canada website, for pick up at the Montreal-Trudeau airport ICE locations The ICE Mastercard Prepaid Currency Card can be used wherever cards are accepted, like a credit or debit card, and also to withdraw local cash, from any international ATM. The ICE Mastercard Prepaid Currency Card is available in any one of four denominations: British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars, (USD), Euros (EUR) or Canadian Dollars (CAD).
ICE’s online products include Click & Collect, a unique service allowing customers to order their currency online before picking up and paying at the airport.
Learn more at www.ice-canada.ca
About the Saskatoon Airport Authority (SAA)
The Saskatoon Airport currently handles about 500 arriving and departing regularly scheduled commercial flights per week. Seven air carriers provide approximately 34,000 seats in the marketplace weekly; with direct non-stop flights to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Prince Albert, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa (seasonal), Las Vegas (Seasonal), Denver, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix (seasonal) and five locations in Northern Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon currently ranks as the 13th busiest airport in Canada. Since 2004, the Saskatoon Airport has experienced consistent growth in passenger traffic. In 2012, the total enplaning/deplaning passenger counts were 1,326,838. It is expected that in 2013 it will be approximately 1.38 million passengers.