Alberta's Edmonton Airport opens south terminal

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Alberta, Canada-based Edmonton International Airport has completed phase two of its air terminal redevelopment project with the opening of its new south terminal today.

Construction of the south terminal began in June 1999, at a cost of $127 million. The new facility contains Canadian and US customs and immigration, 11 boarding gate positions, new passenger holding rooms and new retail establishments. It more than doubles terminal size and aircraft apron space area at the airport.

Edmonton Airport’s president and chief executive Scott Clements says: "Over the past seven years, we have witnessed a huge 135% growth in airport passenger traffic. The new terminal represents a major step forward in terms of customer service."

Phase three of Edmonton's air terminal redevelopment project will focus on the construction of central hall, a facility that will link the north and south Terminals.