June 24, 2022
Issued by the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority
Moose Jaw, SK – Today (June 24), the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority (MJMAA) celebrated the official completion at their facility of a runway extension project funded in part by the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Construction began in the fall of 2020 on the project. Work included the rehabilitation and expansion of the existing runway and taxiway to help accommodate larger planes, including business class, turboprops, and light jets. The apron space was resurfaced to allow for heavier aircraft to be parked. A new hangar access road has also reduced the use of taxiways by vehicle traffic. Other improvements included the installation of additional runway, taxiway and approach lights. The entire project was completed in the spring of 2022.
Under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, the Government of Canada is contributing up to $1.2 million toward the project and the Government of Saskatchewan is contributing up to $999,900. The City of Moose Jaw is contributing up to $500,100 and is responsible for any additional costs.
“Regional airports connect residents, create economic opportunities and are a critical piece of our supply chain. The completion of this runway extension project is great news for the residents of Moose Jaw – and our government is proud to have contributed to it,” said the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.”
“This completed and important work will enhance Saskatchewan’s airport system for medivac services and industries that rely on this transportation mode. The Government of Saskatchewan was proud to invest nearly $1 million toward making this airport project take flight and position the Moose Jaw area to attract more business and position it for growth in this new decade,” said Mr. Lyle Stewart, Legislative Secretary to the Premier Responsible for Provincial Autonomy and Lumsden-Morse MLA, on behalf of the Hon. Don McMorris, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Government Relations.
“The City of Moose Jaw is extremely thankful to the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan and other business partners for contributing to the runway extension project at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport,” said His Worship Clive Tolley, Mayor of the City of Moose Jaw. “We are pleased to work in partnership to add additional length to the runway at the municipal airport. The improvements include new taxiways and approach lights. These upgrades will definitely assist Moose Jaw to support the needs of our growing community and add to the quality of life in Moose Jaw.”
“THE MJMAA wants to thank all our funding partners who contributed to the runway extension project. The benefits of the investment have already been tangible with three new hangars, a flight training school, and more jobs. The longer runway will make our operations safer for air ambulance missions that save lives. We are now able to accommodate heavier and more powerful aircraft, such as business jets, along with those serving the agricultural and military sectors,” said Mr. Greg Simpson, Chair of the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport Authority.
Tomorrow, Sat., June 25, MJMAA will host an open house. The public is invited to attend from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. to see various displays and other activities at the Moose Jaw Municipal Airport.