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FAQ

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Why does YFC need to be expanded?

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The current terminal building exceeded the capacity it was designed to accommodate over 10 years ago. Since then, the airport authority has worked with our service partners to identify creative ways to improve efficiency and services, thus extending the life of the building. However, after 9 years of record-breaking growth, we are simply out of space. It’s important that our travellers have enough space to be comfortable and that we provide the services travellers expect post-security (for example, a café, children’s play area, and additional washrooms).

The new terminal will also further improve security and provide appropriate space for the existing security lines.

Last, but definitely not least, our airport needs to do a better job of acting as an ambassador for our region. YFC is the first thing travellers and investors see when they arrive to our capital region, and it is the last impression they have to take away with them. The new terminal will reflect the land and community we love: vibrant, smart, and inspired by nature.

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Will the expansion create more jobs?

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Yes! The construction project will create 572 FTE (full-time equivalent) jobs in addition to the 662 FTE jobs that the airport’s ongoing operation supports annually.

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How will the new terminal be better for travellers?

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The new terminal will be larger, more comfortable, and a better ambassador for our vibrant capital region. Some of the specific benefits to travellers when the project is complete include:

  • Improved flow of passengers through the airport.
  • Permanent, more efficient installation of security screening lines.
  • Enhanced food service.
  • Departures area will be larger and more comfortable.
    • Food service & café area
    • Children’s play area
    • Additional seating
    • Additional washrooms

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How long will construction take?

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Construction is anticipated to take 24 months.

 

 

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When will construction start?

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We expect construction to begin late May 2019.

 

 

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Who’s paying for the expansion?

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The YFC Expansion project is a partnership between the Fredericton International Airport Authority, the Province of New Brunswick, and the Government of Canada.

 

 

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Will flights be impacted? Will I have to arrive at the airport earlier than usual during construction?

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YFC has worked diligently to bring new flights and new destinations to our region, and we’re working just as hard to make sure those flights aren’t impacted by this expansion.

Construction will move some services and facilities to new places within the airport and we recommend that all passengers plan to arrive early to ensure a stress-free check-in and security screening experience. Details on changes will be communicated as they are finalized.

 

 

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Will parking be affected?

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Yes, there will be changes to how parking is accessed during construction. Specific details will be released nearer to the launch of the project.

 

 

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