Air Canada breaks ground on Edmonton facility

Air Canada is constructing a new 50,000 sq ft facility to house its ground support equipment service and cargo teams at Edmonton International Airport.
Air Canada Cargo will occupy 20,000 sq ft of the building, which will provide modern, upgraded airfreight facilities and include technology that will improve the flow of goods at the Alberta gateway.
Kevin Howlett, senior vice president, regional markets and government relations at the airline, said that Air Canada Cargo “has significant business in Alberta and Western Canada, and with air freight and logistics being a rapidly growing sector, we have a strong focus on infrastructure improvement across our network”.
Air Canada Cargo handled 3,200 tonnes of airfreight at Edmonton during 2017. Key verticals included pharma, mail, art pieces and equipment for the oil and gas industry.
The remaining 30,000 sq ft of the new facility will accommodate Air Canada’s ground support equipment service division.
The building is set to open in September 2019. Constructed by Terracap Group, it will involve a $19 m investment by Air Canada over the term of its 15-year lease.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest americas news

Air cargo infrastructure investments still critical

Major airports in the US are still suffering from lack of investment in air cargo infrastructure and operations and as…

Read More

Share this story

Recovering transpacific market needs more lift

Capacity growth on the transpacific trade lane needs to continue to match a recent surge in e-commerce volumes. An unexpected…

Read More

Share this story

Etihad Cargo adds Boston service

Etihad Cargo has expanded its US network with the introduction of a new service to Boston, Massachusetts. The carrier’s inaugural…

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.