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Leadership in Flight – Services to others, today and tomorrow

By on October 15, 2020 0 524 Views

The Fort McMurray International Airport – YMM, is pleased to return as the presenting sponsor of the Top 20 Under 20 awards celebration. We are proud to support programs and initiatives that build self-confidence, cultivate leadership skills, and develop character attributes to help youth reach their full potential academically, professionally, and personally.

This year’s bright children, youth, young men and women all have one thing in common. They exemplify the truest form of leadership, which is service to others. Throughout the year, and even during the current global pandemic, they have remained engaged in their civic duty, contributing to their schools, churches, charities and even our local government. During this critical time, they are leaning-in to make decisions in the best interests of the organizations and the people they serve.

YMM shares the same belief that leadership is truly about service to others. In particular, service to our employees and customers. This summer, we launched our enhanced health and safety program called YMM COMMITTED. The program is our public pledge to our employees, customers, and guests.

We are committed to living our values, providing a healthy, safe, and secure air travel experience. We want all users of the airport to feel confident in the steps we have taken to ensure we are following all public health guidelines, industry regulation and best practices.

As our region begins its recovery, YMM will continue to adapt to ensure we are always providing the highest standard of service to all users of the airport. Just as our young leaders are adapting with great speed to move our region forward, demonstrating continued leadership and service to our community during a time of much uncertainty.

On behalf of all of us at YMM, we would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to this year’s Top 20 Under 20 recipients. May your passion to serve others guide you throughout your leadership journey.

For more information about YMM COMMITTED, please visit


RJ Steenstra
President & CEO
Fort McMurray Airport Authority

About the Fort McMurray Airport Authority

The Airport Authority is an independent non-share capital corporation that owns and operates the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). The Airport Authority operates like a local business, facilitating critical transportation services, creating local jobs, procuring local goods and services and offering commercial land leasing opportunities. All surplus revenue generated from commercial activities are reinvested back into airport operations and infrastructure to ensure compliance with safety, security and environmental regulations. For more information about community, business and travel, please visit us at

The Fort McMurray International Airport is proudly served by Air Canada, WestJet, Flair Airlines and McMurray Aviation with direct flights currently to Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Fort Chipewyan.

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President & CEO at Fort McMurray Airport Authority