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The runways of Gander International Airport can accommodate the world’s largest and heaviest aircraft, including the leviathan An-225 and A380.


Patrons encouraged to allow for extra time to and from the airport

(Gander, NL Sept. 6, 2017) The Gander International Airport Authority (GIAA) is encouraging travelers and patrons to leave a little extra time to arrive at the airport as it commences roadwork.

Repaving begins on Sept. 7 and impacts a number of airport-maintained roads, including James Boulevard, the primary entry to the airport, as well as Washington Avenue, Power Street and Dobbin Drive. Construction is estimated to last two weeks.

“During construction, all roads will remain open and we are taking steps to ensure the flow of traffic,” said Stephen Burbridge, the GIAA’s Director of Infrastructure. “As with all construction projects, periodic delays should be expected. With this in mind, we are encouraging travelers, airport patrons and workers to allow an extra 15 minutes traveling to and from the airport. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank everyone for their patience and understanding.”

About Gander International Airport Authority

The Gander International Airport Authority is the not-for-profit organization created in 1996 to manage operations at Gander International Airport (CYQX). Gander International Airport offers scheduled and charter service from Air Canada, Provincial Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and WestJet.  The airport plays a key role in the economic and community development of the Central Newfoundland region. The airport’s economic contribution includes 1,260 full-time jobs, $90 million in wages, $140 million in gross domestic product (GDP) and $240 million in economic impact.


For further information, please contact:

Stephen Burbridge, Director of Infrastructure and Operations

(709) 256-2614


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