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July 13, 2007 | General

Air Terminal Redevelopment Project Update

Edmonton – Edmonton International Airport, Canada’s fifth busiest airport, is currently completing phase three of the Air Terminal Redevelopment Project. Scheduled for completion late 2003, the new Central Hall will link the North and South Terminals, serve as the focal point for the airport, and enhance passenger services with approximately 12,000 square feet of additional news, gift and specialty concessions. This area will house a central security point that will service approximately 85 percent of all departing passengers.

Edmonton Airports has invited local, national, and international retail operators to submit proposals for the operation of one or more specialty and convenience retail concessions under the Central Hall Retail Program at Edmonton International Airport. The formal Request For Proposals (RFP) process commenced this week, and is expected to conclude in March. Subsequently, Edmonton Airports will announce the successful retailers.

Throughout 2001 and 2002, Edmonton Airports surveyed customers to determine their retail preferences. Surveys concluded that travellers are seeking concepts including news/gifts/sundries; liquors; accessories/personal care; bookstore; outdoor sports/golf; casual apparel; children’s wear/toys; and candy. Edmonton Airports looks forward to providing these expanded services to the 4 million customers that use the airport facility each year.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Edmonton Airports will offer “Under Construction” tours of Central Hall, commencing in January 2003.

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization mandated to manage the region’s airport assets on behalf of and in the best interest of the Capital Region.