YMM Has Lift Off – Chris Hadfield Announced for YMM Terminal Opening Gala

December 12, 2013

YMM Has Lift Off – Chris Hadfield Announced for YMM Terminal Opening Gala

 Fort McMurray, AB–(December 12, 2013) – Fort McMurray Airport (YMM) announce Chris Hadfield will be joining in on the celebration by becoming the MC for the YMM Grand Opening Gala. Chris Hadfield, famed test pilot of the fastest jets in the world and the only Canadian astronaut to command the International Space Station, will help kick off a new era in aviation for the Region at the YMM Grand Opening Gala on May 31, 2014.

World renowned for reintroducing the world to the wonders of space, Hadfield’s skills range from piloting a “titanium bathtub” on re-entry to the earth’s atmosphere to performing a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Hadfield retired from the Canadian Space Agency in June 2013.

Hadfield recently release a bestselling memoir, Chris Hadfield: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, which tells inspirational stories from his life as an astronaut.

Hadfield will be joining Bachman & Turner as the celebrity guests for the gala event taking place in the brand new 150,000 square-foot terminal building, Tickets for the event will be available through invitation only or through sponsorship of the event itself.

 The $258 million Fort McMurray Airport terminal building will redefine air travel for the Region. Not only will it be easier and faster to move through, customers will experience a new level of comfort in our departure lounges, and exceptional selection in retail and dining. YMM will transform the customer experience for passengers into a more relaxing and memorable experience.

 For more information on how to get involved through Sponsorship opportunities:


Roy Williams Jesse Meyer

Chair Fund Raising Committee 780-588-3698

Manager, Marketing & Communications jesse.meyer@flyfortmac.ca

YMM Grand Opening Gala

Fort McMurray Airport Authority

780 713 1495


About Fort McMurray Airport

Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray Airport (YMM). Canada’s sixteenth busiest airport, YMM is the fastest growing airport in Canada with a passenger growth rate of 26% year to date. By year’s end, YMM will be serving over 1.2 million passengers. YMM is nearing completion of a new terminal building which will open on June 9, 2014.

For more information, please visit www.flyfortmac.ca or contact us at 780-790-3910.

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