September 24, 2022

Part of Your Journey

By on August 9, 2021 0 152 Views

RJ Steenstra, President & CEO Fort McMurray Airport Authority

For the third year in a row, the Fort McMurray International Airport — YMM is pleased to be the presenting partner of YMM Parent’s Top 20 Under 20 awards celebration. At YMM we pride ourselves on being part of people’s journeys, and this opportunity is no different.

We are excited to champion these young leaders, encouraging and celebrating them as they continue their remarkable journeys personally, academically, and professionally. These young recipients are recognized this year for impacting our community in meaningful ways, creating a legacy through leadership, and setting an example for those who will follow in their footsteps.

They are innovative, adaptable, and unstoppable. Throughout the past few months, these young leaders have been faced with challenging situations during a critical time. Despite all of this, however, this year’s Top 20 Under 20 adapted and managed. They persevered and continued to demonstrate remarkable leadership in their places of learning, worship, and work.

Like these remarkable youth, the Fort McMurray International Airport was faced with unprecedented challenges over the past few months, such as non-essential travel being discouraged and passenger volume decreasing.

However, we were also able to celebrate some great achievements, such as our Global Health Accreditation, making us the first airport in Western Canada to be accredited under Airports Council International (ACI) – World Airport Health Accreditation program. As well, we continue to maintain and enhance our health and safety program called YMM COMMITTED.

This is our public pledge to our employees, customers, and guests to ensure we are upholding our commitment to service to others. We are passionate about continuing to provide a healthy, safe, and secure air travel experience as our region continues its recovery.

YMM remains committed to providing the highest standards of service to all who use the airport, much like our community’s remarkable youth who are steadfast in their leadership and service to our region.

To this year’s Top 20 Under 20 recipients, congratulations on behalf of all of us at YMM. May your journey be strengthened by your proven commitment to leadership.

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 as 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 is reinvested back into airport operations and infrastructure to ensure compliance with safety, security and environmental regulations.

For more information about the community, business and travel, please visit us at flyymm.com. The Fort McMurray International airport is proudly served by Air Canada, WestJet, Flair Airlines, McMurray Aviation with direct flights currently to Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Fort Chipewyan.

About the author

President & CEO at Fort McMurray Airport Authority