City of Brandon Release
Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon, along with management and staff at the Brandon Municipal Airport, are extremely pleased to inform the public that, as of today, the newly-expanded airport terminal facility is now open for all arrivals and departures activity.
Upon entrance into the expanded facility, travellers are greeted with a spacious check-in and baggage check area before proceeding to a separate security screening area operated by The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). The new departures lounge features a comfortable seating area complete with device charging stations, as well as snack/beverage/coffee vending machines, a water fountain/bottle fill station, an ATM terminal, and accessible washroom facilities. Inbound travellers to the airport will enter the terminal via the arrivals area to pick up any checked luggage and also have access to an on-site car rental kiosk.
A total of 130 short-term parking (7 days or less) stalls, including designated accessible stalls and those set aside for taxis, are available for use at no charge. Vehicles requiring long-term parking are required to park in the airport’s overflow parking lot, which is located to the west of the terminal building. Vehicles found to be parked in the short-term parking lot in excess of 7 days may be ticketed at the discretion of airport management. The public is also reminded that the loading and unloading zone directly in front of the terminal building is for passenger drop-off ONLY and CANNOT be used by parked vehicles waiting for departing or arriving travellers. Vehicles found to be parked in violation of this provision may also be ticketed.
Management and staff at the Brandon Municipal Airport wish to advise motorists of surface breaks that currently exist along Sandison Road in the area of the airport entrance. As the roadway is under provincial jurisdiction for maintenance, the City of Brandon is working with Manitoba Infrastructure to improve its surface conditions.
Management and staff will spend the next several weeks getting used to using the full space, with a grand opening ceremony slated for this summer.
More information about daily flights at the Brandon Municipal Airport, including the WestJet counter hours of operation, can be found by visiting http://airport.brandon.ca/.