We are a global gateway for the region providing access to air passenger and cargo routes non-stop from Edmonton. A strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery.

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EIA is a Global Gateway 1

EIA is a regional and global gateway that I need to access and ship supplies, do business in other regions, and attract and retain talent.

  • EIA allows us to compete in global markets, which is where the real gains are to be made for my company/organization.
  • Air passenger and cargo services are foundational to my company’s/organization’s strength and growth. My competitors have these services and if our air services are not restored, I can’t generate revenues and jobs effectively.
  • ElA is a leader in our region for global competitiveness, as well as environmental, social, governance, and innovation and we need it to return to strength
  • As a region $1.4 million people, Metro Edmonton needs the same domestic and international service that other large regions in Canada enjoy in order for my business to be competitive

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery.

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EIA English Advocacy Landscape Campaign4

The pandemic and federal regulatory decisions have significantly impacted air service. ElA is not a natural hub and requires your support to recover and help our region grow again. Airport City Sustainability Campus and The Climate Pledge are an important part of how we deliver air service and economic recovery.

ElA provides critical air access for:

  • New and existing businesses
  • Tourism and visiting friends and family
  • Post secondary international students
  • Cargo, eCommerce, pharma, agrifoods, manufacturing and trade – carried on both passenger and freighter flights

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery.

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EIA English Advocacy Landscape Campaign2

As a region of 1.4 m people metro Edmonton needs strong domestic and international service in order for my business to compete effectively in Canada and around the world. A European passenger service four times/week on a 787 Dreamliner generates $64 million in annual economic impact. This equates to 350 jobs in our community.

  • Business and vacation travel Vital regional connections
  • International and North American destinations
  • Compete with other similar markets for investment
  • Ask your airline for non-stop service from EIA to your destination

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and  economic recovery.

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EIA English Advocacy Landscape Campaign 5

ElA is a leader in our region for global competitiveness, as well as environmental, social, governance, and innovation and my business needs it to return to increased strength.

  • Airport City Solar, world’s largest solar farm at an airport, coming 2022/23
  • World’s first airport to sign The Climate Pledge, carbon net-zero by 2040
  • Canadian first – ElA-Air Canada Sustainability Partnership with multiple environmental focuses
  • Cogeneration power – reducing carbon emissions
  • More to come!

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery.

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EIA English Advocacy Landscape Campaign2

EIA is a regional and global gateway that I need to access and ship supplies, do business in other regions, and attract and retain talent.

  • E-commerce, medical/pharma, agri-foods,
    manufactured products, and trade – carried on
    both passenger and freighter flights.
  • $36M expansion plan underway – supporting
    jobs, growing logistics industry
  • Gateway to and from Asia with circumpolar
    air routes
  • Asian cargo service two times/week on a 747 Freighter generates $70 million in annual economic impact – this equates to 132 direct jobs or 380 total jobs (direct, indirect and induced)

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery,

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EIA English Advocacy Landscape Campaign 6

Edmonton International Airport is a regional leader in embracing innovation and change to diversify our economy and create jobs.

  • Drone usage, including drone delivery trials coming soon
  • Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre
  • Airport City Sustainability Campus
  • Ag-celerator for food innovation – coming soon!

What can you do to advocate for EIA?

Speak with your business peers and government and community leaders to ensure they understand that a strong international airport is critical for our region’s business and economic recovery.

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