On September 17, Air Creebec inaugurated its new airport hangar on Ryan Ave. near the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Dorval, in time for its 30th anniversary.

Built with a $1.3 million subsidy from the province, the $10 million construction project began on November 15, 2011 and was completed less than a year later on July 18, 2012.

Beyond accommodating the increase in demand related to the Plan Nord’s activities in the coming years, this new location will allow for new areas of revenue generation, such as space rental to other airlines, allow mechanics to service more planes, increase cargo transportation to the north and allow for more storage space.

Grossing around $70 million in annual revenues, Air Creebec expects the mortgage be paid within the next seven years.

Besides Dorval, Air Creebec has centres in Val-d’Or, Timmins and Moosonee. And this might be expanded to Manitoba in the near future.

For more info and time-lapse footage of the project under construction, go to: www.aircreebec.ca