Although the John G. Diefenbaker Airport went through a major expansion in 2015, it’s not over yet.
You’ll notice construction out front of the building in the parking lot and upgrading of the baggage handling system inside, meaning a temporary baggage area while that continues .
The President and CEO of the Saskatoon Airport Authority says that’s because the terminal may have doubled its size but the infrastructure behind the scenes also needs to expand.
Stephen Maybury says the former short term parking has been moved further back while work continues on the road and the parking lot.
Both are expected to be done by the end of October, weather permitting, including a dual lane for a more efficient pick up and drop off area.
There will also be more short-term parking in the main lot and a shuttle lot added at the corner of 45th Street and Airport Drive.
You will also have the option of curbside valet service and something that is available now is the cell phone ‘Park and Wait’ lot as you approach the Airport area.
Maybury says in 2018, the amount of people through the terminal doors has increased by 4 per cent.
Another expansion at the airport is a new Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge in the departures area for customers with a membership.