The Greater Moncton Romeo Leblanc International Airport is looking to the future.
SNC Lavalin has been creating a master plan for the airport over the next twenty years that helps to evaluate future service needs and demands.
Senior Airport Planner Marcel Champagne says a master plan 2038 is a framework document for the next twenty years.
“The first ten years are really more critical, in terms of, it is easier to identify what you projects are and what capital projects can be done. The second ten years is more of a guiding document in terms of identifying where the important areas are that we need to protect for the future,” Champagne says.
A public open house was held to gather feedback, and an online survey was also offered.
“We received 449 responses online, which is phenomenal in terms of a response rate for an airport of this size. I’ve never seen that type of response rate in the 20 years that I have been doing this.”
Some of the feedback they received included wanting more flights to the US and International destinations, more parking, more food and beverage options, more comfortable departure lounges, direct access to and from Highway 15, and more public transit options.