Fort McMurray Airport Announces the Return of Commercial Air Service
The Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is pleased to announce that commercial air service is tentatively scheduled to resume to YMM on June 10, 2016. This will follow the re-entry date of June 1, 2016, as announced by the Province of Alberta last week. Passengers booked on flights prior to June 10, 2016 are advised to contact their airlines for re-booking information.“YMM is the gateway to our community. My colleagues and I look forward to reopening following the devastating wildfires,” said Scott Clements, Fort McMurray Airport Authority President & CEO. “Safety is our first priority and while every effort will be made to adhere to this opening date, residents are reminded that this will only occur if conditions for re-entry are safe.”
The Airport Authority is working closely with the Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC), and return to commercial air service is contingent on several factors, including the airspace requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry to continue to battle the wildfire. Any delays for the voluntary re-entry to Fort McMurray date will also delay the return of commercial air service to YMM.
A complete list of food and transportation services available at Fort McMurray International Airport on June 10, 2016 will be made available closer to the reopening date.
“The FMAA is indebted to the brave men and women who worked tirelessly around the clock to protect the airport infrastructure which has allowed us to support the efforts of emergency first responders since the fire began,” said Clements. “We look forward to reopening to the public, and welcoming residents and visitors back to our region.”