Red Deer Regional Airport is ready to sell 800,000 sq/m of airside land for $2.00 per square meter. The land comes with competitive aviation service rates, no business tax and safe, secure, and efficient service. 

Mayor Wood of Red Deer County states, “This is definitely exciting news; the Red Deer Regional Airport, located in Red Deer County, is situated along one of the busiest transportation hubs in the province. This expansion will provide huge economic benefits to central Alberta.” 

Graham Ingham, Red Deer Regional Airport Authority CEO states, “As Alberta’s low cost airport, the growth potential and opportunities at the airport all support the opportunity to be Alberta’s first low cost airport, specifically designed to support Ultra Low Cost Carriers, Passengers and Aviation Logistics and cargo. As a key economic driver, the development of the airport’s north end with aviation related business, further supports the economic growth for the region and our vision as an airport.” 

Construction of phase 1 of the expansion project is underway on key infrastructure upgrades including the widening of the main runway from 30 meters to 45 meters, along with strengthening the main apron and taxiway. The phase is expected to be completed by October 15, 2022. Once complete, these upgrades will allow the airport to attract the types of businesses and aircrafts commonly associated with low-cost airlines, cargo operators, and heavy aircraft maintenance/repair facilities. 

Phase 2 includes the construction of a low cost terminal which is 12,000 sq ft and will accommodate 189 passengers. The construction is anticipated to take a full year. 

Following that, Phase three will include the following (timeline TBD):

  • Solar powered Car Port
  • Runway strengthening and approach lighting
  • Road construction and other civil works