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Access for all

Everyone can enjoy a barrier-free and accessible travel experience at EIA.

Our airport is equipped with many features to allow you to travel easily and independently throughout our terminal.

Airport shuttles

Accessible transportation to and from the airport can be pre-arranged with skyshuttle.

Pick up and drop-off

Passengers arriving by car can access special parking during pick up and drop-off.

  • Pick-up: there is one accessible pick-up zone on the Arrivals level between Doors 2 and 3
  • Drop-off: there are two 30-minute courtesy zones on the Departures level near Doors 26 and 30

For short visits, access to curbside parking is available by driving into the taxi queue and notifying the attendant of your request.

For more information, contact Ground Transportation

Easy Parkade offers accessible parking stalls, spacious elevators and ramps to the terminals.

The Value Park attendant can direct you to accessible parking stalls. A courtesy shuttle bus to and from the terminal is equipped with a wheelchair lift.

The Curbside Assistance Program at Edmonton International Airport offers accessible assistance from the departures curb to the airline check-in counter, as well as from arrivals level to your transportation. This service is for airline passenger with mobility needs who do not have other assistance, a wheelchair and baggage assistance will be provided if requested upon arrival.

The Curbside Assistance Program is an on-demand service available daily, between the hours of 05:00 am – midnight.

For Passengers Departing from Edmonton International Airport:

Please park in an accessible stall on the departures level at doors 25 or 30.  When you arrive, please call the Curbside Service Representative at the number listed on the Curbside Assistance signs.  A curbside Service Representative will take your information and location and meet and assist you to your airline’s check-in counter.  Once you arrive at the check-in counter, the Curbside Service Representative will locate an Airline Representative to help you complete the check-in process.

For Passengers Arriving at Edmonton International Airport:

Upon landing at Edmonton International Airport, an Airline Representative will assist you from the aircraft and to the baggage carousel.  Once you have collected your personal belongings, the Airline Representative will then escort you to the Curbside Assistance Waiting Area and call a Curbside Service Representative on your behalf. The Curbside Service Representative will meet you at the waiting area and assist you to your transportation.

These services are available to all passengers:

  • Washrooms are equipped with grab bars and Life Call
  • Braille signs for elevators and washrooms
  • Airport staff are trained in assisting persons in need
  • Oversized revolving doors
  • TTY and volume control pay telephones and accommodation booking telephones
  • Accessible check-in and information counters
  • Eye-level flight information screens
  • Video paging on flight information screens
  • Hearing Loops (available at the Information Booth)

Aira is a visual interpreting service. Live, on-demand access to visual information. It’s an accommodation or productivity tool that connects you to live agents that can help users navigate through the airport.

Using the camera and an app on your smartphone, a trained agent will assist by visually interpreting your surroundings, from describing to reading, from explaining to navigating – just about anything, safely and securely.

How it works

  1. Download the Aira App on your smartphone through Google Play or the Apple App Store.
  2. Open the Aira app and choose the prompt “Tap to use Aira as a Guest for FREE!”
  3. Register with an email and phone number and complete the signup process.
  4. You will receive a text message confirming your phone number.
  5. Tap the link in the text message to complete the signup process.
  6. Connect with an agent by tapping the phone icon.

Once connected, what do I do?

When you call an agent, the agent will ask what you’d like to do, and you simply state the task at hand. Aira agents require passengers with sight loss to have their mobility device (white cane or service animal) with them at all times.

More information

All support or questions on the use of Aira should be directed to Aira during its hours of operation (7:00 am to 7:00 pm MST). Its toll-free customer service line is 1-800-835-1934.

Plan ahead and advise your airline in advance of any special assistance you may need at the airport or if you plan to travel with a mobility aid, such as a stroller, wheelchair or walker.

We recommend you arrive with plenty of time prior to your flight departure. Your airline will advise you of the check-in time or minimum connection time requirements if you are connecting.

Please contact your airline to confirm their regulations regarding mobility aids and how they will accommodate your needs. Depending on the airline, you may check in your mobility aid with checked baggage, or you may take it directly to the aircraft.

Find more information on Pre-Board Screening Procedures for passengers with special needs, and those travelling with mobility aids and medical equipment.

Pet relief areas

EIA has three pet relief areas on the Arrivals level:

  • outside Door 1 by the pathway
  • across from Door 3 by the parkade
  • next to Door 10 by the mailboxes

All areas offer pet waste dispensers and garbage cans.

EIA has one pet relief room inside the terminal in the Domestic/International Departures Lounge:

  • pet relief room is located between Gate 52 and Gate 54
  • the room has artificial turf, a hose for cleaning, pet waste bag dispensers and a garbage can
  • Visit for images of the new space

You can find directions to the nearest pet relief areas by using our airport map.

Passengers who need special assistance may be able to have an aide, family member or other escort help them through the pre-board screening checkpoint and to their boarding gate.

Please contact your airline directly for more information about escort passes for parents of unaccompanied minors or those who need extra assistance.

Escort passes are issued by your airline upon check-in at the airport. If using online or mobile check-in, please proceed to your airline customer service counter at EIA to request an escort pass.

Escorts will need picture identification and will also be processed through pre-board screening.