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January 24, 2012 | General

Media Release

“Seriously Northern” airline spreads its wings at EIA

Canadian North chooses Edmonton as southern charter base

January 24, 2012 (Edmonton, Alta.) – Canadian North has selected Edmonton International Airport (EIA) as its primary southern charter home base. 

Canadian North recently added three additional Boeing 737s and is working with Executive Flight Centre to build up to 500 additional staff to service industrial clients from their new primary charter base in Edmonton.  The new aircraft and staff will provide chartered air service for industrial clients (Oil & Gas and Mining) working in Northern Alberta and Northern Canada. 

“We’re excited to have this premium facility at Edmonton International Airport,” said Tracy Medve, President of Canadian North.  “The Canadian North Charter Terminal/Executive Flight Centre T3 offers everything we need to provide a seamless travel experience for our valued charter customers.  Furthermore, the rapidly growing economy of the Edmonton area makes us confident that this is a great place to invest.”

Executive Flight Centre has extensively renovated and upgraded the largest hangar at EIA specifically to serve Canadian North’s industrial charter business.

“EFC is pleased to have partnered with Canadian North and EIA to create this much needed northern gateway for the expanding industrial charter business,” added Dean Buckland, President of Executive Flight Centre.  “We look forward to playing a leadership role in fueling future developments and expansion of the industrial charter market here at the Edmonton International Airport.” 

With increasing passenger volumes in 2011 and growing charter and cargo aviation business, EIA is committed to building and modernizing air service infrastructure. 

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Canadian North call Edmonton home for their charter operations,” said Reg Milley, EIA President and CEO. “Their role serving the North fits perfectly with our mission of driving our region’s prosperity through aviation and commercial development.  Serving northern resource activity has made the Edmonton area the manufacturing capital of western Canada. Our region powers Canada’s economy now!”

More information is at: www.flyeia.com, www.canadiannorth.com, www.executiveflightcentre.com