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October 24, 2011 | Community, YEG News Releases

Update – November 9, 2011

Thank you Edmonton Capital region!

More than 1 300 volunteers ready to go for the big test on Jan. 28, 2012

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) thanks all 1,300-plus volunteers from all over the Capital region who signed up to help us test the new terminal. We can't wait for you to see and test the terminal on Jan. 28, 2012. With all testing spots filled, the volunteer drive is now closed.

The volunteer drive far exceeded EIA's goal of drawing 1 000 volunteers in a much shorter time than expected. The volunteer drive kicked off less than three weeks ago. It was expected to run through November.

Essai 1-2-3!

EIA is looking for volunteers to help ‘kick the tires’ on Expansion 2012

October 24, 2011 (Edmonton, Alta.) - Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is calling on Capital region residents to help us put the massive Expansion 2012 through its paces during a full scale test of the new terminal building and systems on January 28, 2012. EIA is recruiting 1 000 volunteers for the big test.

"This is a great opportunity for community members to get an exclusive sneak peek at Expansion 2012 and help us test the processes and systems before it opens," says Diane Trenn, EIA Vice-President, Airport Operations. "This is a real world simulation where we test the entire process, from check-in and pre-board screening to baggage handling and terminal amenities."

“Our volunteers will help us identify any issues and ensure we’re delivering on our promise of a higher level of customer service, comfort and efficiency with Expansion 2012.”

Volunteer by Nov. 15 and win!

Anyone* who signs up to volunteer at flyeia.com by November 15, 2011 will have their names entered in a prize draw. Five lucky winners will receive an iPod Touch and one volunteer will win an iPad 2. All participants will be eligible for prizes.

In addition to getting an exclusive first look at the terminal expansion, volunteers will be treated to a meal and entertainment and receive a special commemorative gift. To volunteer, visit flyeia.com and click on the "Volunteer and win!" button on the top left of the home page.

*Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian and have their volunteer form submitted by their parents.

Expansion 2012 adds 480 000 sq. ft. of new space to EIA, offering more customer services, comfort and efficiency than ever before. In spirit, in service and in concrete, Expansion 2012 embodies the EIA brand: we’ll move you.

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