$15 Million Dollar Airport Expansion Set to Begin
Red Deer, AB | February 28, 2022 – Thanks to the generous support of the Government of Alberta, Red Deer County and The City of Red Deer; Red Deer Regional Airport is set to begin a $15 million dollar expansion plan, which includes: widening of the main runway from 30 meters to 45 meters and strengthening of the main taxiway and apron. Once complete, these key infrastructure upgrades will allow the airport to attract the types of businesses and aircrafts commonly associated with low cost airlines, cargo operators, and heavy aircraft maintenance/repair facilities.
“Now more than ever, aviation and related businesses are actively looking for alternatives to the ever increasing costs associated with operating out of large airports. With low user fees and lease rates, free parking and no airport improvement fees, the Red Deer Regional Airport is well positioned for future growth,” states Garett Cupples, Board Chair, Red Deer Regional Airport Authority.
Mayor Jim Wood, of Red Deer County states, “This is definitely exciting news; the Red Deer Regional Airport, located in Red Deer County, is situated along on of the busiest transportation hubs in the province. This expansion will provide huge economic benefits to central Alberta. Additionally, the Red Deer Regional Airport is positioned to become Alberta’s first ultra low cost airport providing Albertans and businesses with unique air travel options. Red Deer County is appreciative for this important investment from the Alberta Government and the continuing commitment to build economic prosperity in central Alberta.”
“Investment into [YQF Airport] translates to not only potential for increased passengers, revenues, and regional economic development, but also opportunities to generate employment at a time when the economy and travel industry needs it most.” – Mayor Ken Johnston, City of Red Deer
Mayor Ken Johnston, of The City of Red Deer states, “The Red Deer Regional Airport is a regional amenity that supports the whole of Alberta. Investment into our regional airport translates to not only potential for increased passengers, revenues, and regional economic development, but also opportunities to generate employment at a time when the economy and travel industry needs it most. The City will continue to support the airport in its endeavours and welcomes much needed funding such as that from the Government of Alberta, which will assist the airport in moving its vision forward.”
We are excited to share this news and look forward to playing a significant role in helping to drive future economic growth and prosperity for Central Alberta.
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