New cargo facility opens at Edmonton International Airport

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Edmonton International Airport

A new state-of-the-art $10 million Canadian ($7.9 million) cargo and logistics warehouse opened on Friday, 20 October at Edmonton International Airport (EIA).

The new 50,000 square-foot cargo facility is the third building owned by Aeroterm and construction began in Spring 2016 and it opened earlier this month.

Local media also reported on Friday, that Korean Air Cargo will be expanding its Edmonton service, although there was no confirmation of how many additional flights would be added, but the report said it would not be a scheduled service.

So far this year, Korean Air Cargo has flown eight flights from EIA, and a further two more a scheduled by the end of 2017.

In August, Nippon Cargo Airlines included Edmonton as a Canadian cargo destination, as part of its alignment with Atlas Air.

For the first time last year, EIA carriers brought in fresh cherries from Washington state to be moved to China while EIA has also moved crabs, which were then flown on an Air China Cargo flight to China. Other operators at EIA include Icelandair Cargo and Air France/KLM Cargo.