Cargo and Apron Development at Edmonton International Airport

April 7, 2021 –Edmonton Regional Airports Authority must decide whether the proposed Cargo and Apron Development Project, located at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


To help inform this decision, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.


Written comments must be submitted by May 7, 2021 to:

Michael Weekes
Environmental Specialist
1, 1000 Airport Road, Edmonton International Airport, AB, T9E OV3
(780) 890-8549


The Proposed Project

Edmonton Regional Airports Authority is proposing to expand cargo operations at EIA, bringing new job creation opportunities as well as critical transportation capacity for exports and imports to drive our region's recovery and growth.


This project will expand the cargo-area apron, allowing the airport to accommodate more cargo aircraft at one time for loading and unloading. EIA plans to install a modern hydrant fueling system in the apron, which will replace truck-based fueling to increase safety and reduce overall aircraft turnaround times. Additional cargo buildings will be developed to house cold storage facilities that will facilitate the movement of goods including the handling of critical temperature sensitive products. The project is located on 21st street and 35th avenue at EIA and encompasses lands referred to as Lot 52, Lot 53, and Lot 54.


The project is proposed to occur entirely on developed lands with existing utility connections to the leased lots. Paving activities on the existing airfield cargo-area apron and groundside development will expand by approximately 57,200 square meters. Cargo building development is designed to encompass up to 232,000 square feet. The described hydrant fueling system will connect the existing aviation fuel tanks to the apron through a new 1.5 km underground fueling line.


Latest update

May 7, 2021 – Edmonton Regional Airports Authority has determined that the proposed Cargo and Apron Development project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Edmonton Regional Airports Authority is satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. Therefore, Edmonton Regional Airport Authority may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Michael Weekes
Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
Michael Weekes, Environmental Specialist
1, 1000 Airport Road
Edmonton International Airport, AB
Edmonton International Airport, Alberta T9E 0V3
Telephone: 780-890-8549

  • Location

    • Edmonton International Airport (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
  • Authorities

    • Edmonton Regional Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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