Aurora Landing Takes Flight

September 21, 2023

Aurora Landing Takes Flight
Over 650 acres of developable land now available

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA) President & CEO Denean Robinson is pleased to unveil Aurora Landing, a 650-acre commercial masterplan located at Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). Envisioned to be a comprehensive commercial and intermodal hub to be developed over a 15-year period, Aurora Landing will comprise of large contiguous land parcels south of the existing airport runway and terminal. This long term multi-phased development is expected to address several critical commercial needs in the growing Fort McMurray market, including leading retailers, major hospitality brands and supporting amenities, experiential entertainment, food and beverage operations, signature office campus, state-of-the-art logistics and technology facilities, and regional transportation services.

Mrs. Robinson elaborates, “Aurora Landing is a visionary program leveraging the strength and resilience of the entire RMWB region. This overall masterplan speaks to our strong conviction in the long-term growth of the Fort McMurray market. Our significant land holdings provide a truly unique opportunity to accommodate various commercial developments and business platforms that typically require larger land needs in a highly integrated, vibrant, and commercially cohesive environment.  Aurora Landing will provide exactly such an environment.”

Michael Sieger, Vice President of Air Service & Commercial Development, adds, “Aurora Landing meets market demand on many fronts, and benefits from the expected transportation infrastructure to be introduced in the region. Combined with the adjacency of the airport terminal and the many existing businesses already located at YMM, Aurora Landing serves as a critical catalyst to support the growth of the entire region and specifically to south Fort McMurray, which has been underserved in terms of important commercial and retail amenities. We believe Aurora Landing will attract a number of highly reputable and motivated developers and look forward to commencing discussions with such business partners.” Learn more about Aurora Landing here.


About Fort McMurray International Airport |

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), connecting the world to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. FMAA is a community-based, non-share capital organization. YMM offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic output of over $354 million and supporting over 70 businesses on airport campus and approximately 900 jobs.