About the Fort McMurray Airport Authority

In 1999, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) created the Regional Airport Commission to take ownership of the airport from the federal government.

The Fort McMurray Airport was later incorporated as an Airport Authority in December 2009. The first Airport Authority Board was formed in January 2010, to become the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA). The newly formed organization acquired the airport from the RMWB.

Today, the FMAA is an independent not-for-profit capital corporation which owns and operates the Fort McMurray International Airport. FMAA provides critical transportation services, creating local jobs, procuring local goods and services and offering commercial land leasing opportunities. All surplus revenue generated from commercial activities is reinvested back into airport operations and infrastructure to ensure compliance with safety, security and environmental regulations.

About the Fort McMurray International Airport

The Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority. YMM connects the world to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic impact of over $354 million, supporting 70+ businesses and some 900 jobs on the airport campus.

  • Elevation: 369 metres (1,211 feet)
  • Runway Length: 2,287 metres (7,503 feet)
  • Airbridges: 4
  • Ground Loading Positions: 8

About Our Region

Welcome to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is one of the largest municipalities in North America (encompassing 68,454 square kilometres) and consists of ten communities: Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier, Mariana Lake and Saprae Creek Estates. Learn more about the municipality online at www.rmwb.ca

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo has countless things to do and places to see. From world-class dining to adventures in our big backyard, comfy places to rest your head, and plenty more—we’ll help you find your way. Explore more at www.rmwb.ca

Land Acknowledgment

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority respectfully acknowledges that we work, live, and operate in Treaty 8 territory, the ancestral and traditional land of the Cree, Dene, and Métis people. We honour the First Nations and Métis people whose footsteps have gently marked these lands for the generations before us and generations to come. We are grateful for the culture, traditions and connections to the land, water, animals and people. May we continue to steward these lands together.