Kenora's new airport terminal is almost ready. Construction on the project began last fall, and business development intern Stefan Robinson said there were only minor delays.

"It has gone fairly smooth. There hasn't been any major hiccups or anything of that nature. There has been a delay, but that's because of the huge, long winter we just had," he said.

The building is just over 9,000 square feet, and will become the new hub for the airport.

"Everything is in one spot. It just makes it easier for everyone. There isn't as much hassle going between building. This one is also wheelchair accessible," Robinson explained.

The new building will amalgamate the customs building, the fixed-base operations, and the airlines making it accommodating to passengers, pilots, and charter planes.

The building has a wood design, similar to the Discovery Centre. Robinson said they wanted it to feel like Kenora.

"When people arrive, and when people depart, it's the first place, and the last place they see coming through Kenora. We want to give them a good, lasting impression. They want to be able to come back, and recognize that this is the Kenora Airport, and this is their home away from home," he said.

The exact date the airport will open is yet to be announced, Robinson said it should be later this fall.

The current terminal was originally built in 1948, and has undergone renovations as the years have past.

The project is expected to cost an estimated $6.2 million. 

For more information:

Airport Facebook

Airport website

Airport Twitter

Terminal taking shape

Kenora Airport Authority upgrade receives funding

Kenora expansion meant to attract new airlines, Nault

More Local News

Social housing in 2019 budget

Social housing is at the top of the list, as the district services board prepares their budget for 2019. Andrew Poirier is the director for the City of Kenora. "Like every other budget, I think,…

Ice shack vandals caught, charged

Two Kenora residents are facing charges for shooting multiple ice shacks in the area. Terry Roen, 24, and Austin Holmstrom, 18, are both facing multiple charges. The Kenora OPP say that on January 6,…

First phase of All Nations Hospital approved

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has given approval to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital and the Kenora Chiefs Advisory to move forward with the first phase of planning for the All…

Eikre honoured with Papal Blessing

Phyllis EikreIt was a real honour for the outgoing director of education at the Kenora Catholic District School Board. Last night, Phyllis Eikre received a Papal Blessing for her years of service…

Tax rates delayed

Kenora ratepayers will have to wait a bit longer, before this year's property tax rates are set. "You know, we did the review, and we're still not comfortable. There's still some issues we need to…

High-speed internet top new minister's list

High-speed internet is at the top of the list for the new federal minister for rural economic development. Kenora MP Bob Nault says Bernadette Jordan is willing to work with mayors and chiefs across…

New hydro bills coming for Kenora

Kenora Hydro customers will be noticing changes in how they're billed. Since the merger with Thunder Bay Hydro was approved by the Ontario Energy Board in November, the City of Kenora has been…

Safe beds to help clients, cops

Kenora residents dealing with a mental health crisis will soon have another option. The safe beds project is meant to divert people from either the hospital or police. Sara Dias from the Canadian…

Housing starts on the agenda, Nault

Housing starts are at the top of the list for Bob Nault. After talking with councillors in recent weeks, the member for Kenora offers an update. "They see housing as holding back their economic…

More hydro cuts coming, Rickford

Energy Minister Greg Rickford says relief is on its way for hydro customers. "We're hoping as early as this spring to start delivering on the substantial portion of the 12 per cent cut that we…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login