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July 12, 2007 | General

Edmonton — The first phase of Central Hall construction at Edmonton International Airport is being revealed with the construction walls to the new Ground Transportation Centre coming down on April 10, 2003. The new centre will offer improved customer service options to travellers using services such as the affordable Sky Shuttles.

One of the many enhanced services that will be offered with the new central location is consolidation of the pick up points for Sky Shuttle service. New convenient seating will also be offered to Sky Shuttle customers in the centralized location. The new operation also has a new closed circuit camera system to enable efficient curbside access to customers with disabilities.

The baggage storage service, which was formerly housed in the North Terminal, is now located in the new centre, which offers better visibility and increased convenience to customers. The new larger office is located in a centralized location to lessen walking distance for all travellers.
“Currently, users of ground transportation services account for over 25% of transportation choices to and from Edmonton International Airport,” states Scott Clements, President and CEO of Edmonton Airports. “We are pleased to offer these users new convenient and comfortable facilities.”

Photo Opportunity:

A Central Hall tour and photo opportunity will be provided to the media at 9:15 a.m. this morning. This is the first opportunity for media to preview Central Hall, which will open to the public in November 2003. Because of ongoing construction, tour opportunities will be extremely limited until its opening. In addition, as there is limited access to the site we urge media to take advantage of this opportunity.

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.