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May 14, 2008 | General

Edmonton Airports President Mr. Scott Clements is very pleased with the announcement by HORIZON AIR today to increase daily, non-stop service between Edmonton and Seattle.

Beginning September 12, 1999 HORIZON AIR will increase from two to three daily nonstop flights between Edmonton and Seattle, where the U.S. air carrier is based.

The new scheduled flight will depart Seattle daily at 2:45 PM and arrive in Edmonton at 5:25 PM. The new flight will then depart Edmonton daily at 5:55 PM and arrive in Seattle at 6:30 PM.

Mr. Clements says “the additional non-stop flight assists Edmonton Airports with our goal to provide optimal air service by improving access to numerous destinations in the U.S. southwest”.

The increased service provided by HORIZON AIR will help replace the capacity lost when Delta Air Lines withdrew from the western Canadian market last April.

Mr. Clements adds “the new flight will increase the number of non-stop daily flights departing Edmonton to U.S. destinations from eight to nine when it begins on September 12, 1999”. Currently, a total of four airlines offer daily non-stop service from Edmonton to Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago and Denver.

HORIZON AIR’s current schedule offers non-stop flights departing Edmonton at 7:45 AM and 3:20 PM. These scheduled times will change when the new flight is launched on September 12th. All HORIZON AIR flights between Edmonton and Seatttle are operated with 69 seat Fokker F-28 jets.