Red Deer, AB | May 11, 2020 – Red Deer Regional Airport is pleased to announce that they are ready to begin refurbishment of their secondary runway (12/30) at the beginning of June 2020. The tender has been awarded to locally owned and operated Border Paving, who are set to support nearly 50 jobs with this project. Keeping funds within Central Alberta, creating local jobs, and supporting the businesses who call YQF home are all important factors considered when planning projects at Red Deer Regional Airport.
“Runway 12/30 is a vital part of our existing infrastructure and currently supports more than 12,000 takeoffs and landings annually”, says Red Deer Regional Airport CEO Graham Ingham. This project, like all other airport projects, is being completed per the airport’s 10-year capital plan, which is updated annually.
The runway refurbishment project comes with a 1.8 million dollar price tag and will take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The project will be staged to alleviate to the greatest extent possible any impact on our local and transient businesses.
Red Deer Regional Airport continues to see growth and success as we plan to the future. As an affordable alternative to Calgary and Edmonton, YQF remains a cost-effective solution to many aviation and aviation-related businesses looking to gain that strategic business advantage.