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Saskatoon airport project takes off

Oct. 28, 2013, Saskatoon - Travellers arriving and taking off from Saskatoon’s John G. Diefenbaker Airport today will be the first to take advantage of the new terminal expansion project.


October 28, 2013
By CBC News

Phase I opens to the public today.

 

The $53-million airport expansion work began in 2012. It will
eventually offer passengers more room, new restaurants and retail
options, better seating, business stations, a fireplace and children’s
play areas.

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The new terminal will also features a pier design with eight bridgeable gates and three ground load areas.

 

“I want to emphasize this is just Phase I of the project,” said
Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of the Saskatoon Airport Authority.
“At a minimum there is still twelve months of construction to complete
the project. This time next year we will be looking forward to the grand
opening.”  

 

Saskatoon’s airport handles more than 1.35 million passengers each year.