Heavy traffic volumes expected for May opening of Premium Outlet Collection EIA
Traffic tips for the Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport grand opening week
April 19, 2018 (Edmonton, AB) – The Premium Outlet Collection Edmonton International Airport (EIA) will open for business on May 2 at 10:00 am, which will add traffic to the roads around EIA. To handle this additional traffic, EIA has worked with the surrounding municipalities, Alberta Transportation and the mall owners, Ivanhoé Cambridge and Simon, to construct additional roadways, traffic lights and related infrastructure. Typical peak shopping mall traffic also occurs at different times of the day than peak vehicle traffic to the airport.
During the first few days that the Premium Outlet Collection EIA will be open, there will be many people coming early to shop and many people finding their way around EIA for the first time. This will cause extra traffic volume from May 2 to May 6, similar to airport traffic during the holiday season.
Therefore, travellers should allow extra travel time to get to the airport.
The new traffic lanes from the QE2 Highway leading to the Premium Outlet Collection EIA are shown in the attached map (hotlink) in green. The lanes to get to the airport are shown in blue. Real time traffic updates are available at flyeia.com.
Public transit to the Premium Outlet Collection EIA will be provided by Edmonton Transit Service, Leduc Transit Service and EIA’s On Airport Transit.
EIA’s Ground Transportation Office can help air travellers find the most convenient transportation to and from the airport (Phone: 780 890 8553, ext.1 or Toll free: 1 800 268 7134).
- Edmonton Transit System Route 747 takes travellers and their luggage to EIA in just 17 minutes from the Century Park LRT station for only $5.
- Leduc Transit #3 transports people between the City of Leduc and EIA.
- Skyshuttle takes travellers to and from hotels and other important spots across the city easily and affordably.
- Airport Taxi Service, Co-op Taxi Line, Greater Edmonton Taxi Service, 24-7 Taxi Line and Air Limousine service work with EIA to transport travellers to and from their flight without delay.
- TappCar and Uber now take travellers between EIA and the entire Edmonton Metro Region.
- Car rentals at EIA are available from Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
The Premium Outlet Collection EIA has 2,226 parking stalls and room for overflow parking if required. Shoppers cannot leave their car parked at the Premium Outlet Collection EIA if they are subsequently going to catch a flight. Cars left at the Premium Outlet Collection EIA will be towed after 6 hours.
Travellers coming to EIA can still use all the regular terminal parking services and even reserve a spot at flyeia.com/parking. Or check out our parking partner, jetSet Parking. No matter where you park at EIA, we’ll jump start your car, refill your tires, help find your car for free if you need it – 24/7. Call EIA Park Assist any time at 780 890 8983.
At EIA we are doing everything to ensure that your airport experience is as enjoyable as possible. It is easy to contact us for assistance or information:
About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation whose mandate is to drive economic prosperity for the Edmonton Region. EIA is Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. EIA is a major economic driver, with an economic output of over $2.2 billion, supporting over 12,600 jobs. For more information, please visit: flyeia.com, follow @flyeia on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Facebook.