Passenger service and land development key to Red Deer Airport success

The vision for Red Deer Airport’s success is getting a little clearer.

Last week, design drawings for a new terminal were received, another step toward providing crucial infrastructure, including a bigger apron, to attract scheduled passenger service, said board chairman Ben Antifaiff on Thursday.

“Our terminal in its current state is not of sufficient size to attract any scheduled passenger carriers,” Antifaiff said.

“Right now, we can’t de-plane an aircraft. We need to build that capability,” he said after the airport’s annual general meeting.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Air Canada came back if we had the facilities. It’s not a matter of that they left, it’s when will they come back.

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