Airport Land Expansion - Latest Updates

Airport Expansion

Latest Updates

June 2019: Kingston Airport's terminal building is now fully functional including all of its operations. Coming soon: public art exhibits, the Starbuck's kiosk dispensing hot drinks, and the addition of screens for information and leisure purposes (flight information, sports and news, and visual art).

April 2019: Travellers are now able to access whole new sections of the terminal building. Air Canada counters have been temporarily reconfigured in the new check-in hall; the security checkpoint has been reoriented; and following the screening process, outbound travellers can also now enjoy the fresh seating and appearance of the new departures lounge.

For the final stages of the project, inbound travellers and baggage flows have been temporarily redirected while the enclosure is constructed for the new baggage carousel. By partially opening new areas, and temporarily rerouting existing flows, the project team will be able to wrap-up final phases of the renovations while the building remains fully operational. 

Travellers, please note that as this project nears completion, our Automated Teller Machine (ATM)  is temporarily unavailable.  

November 2018 -- Runway extension completed.

October 2018Paving of the north-south runway commences. To accommodate construction, some night work may occur and the runway will be closed from Oct. 15 to 29. Air traffic will be temporarily diverted to the east-west runway. This will cause a short-term change to existing flight patterns around the airport.

April 2018 - Construction begins to expand the Kingston Airport terminal. The airport will remain open for business throughout the $16.1 million upgrade work.

October 2017 - Report on Aerodrome work consultation released.

August 2017 - Aerodrome Work Consultation

The City conducted public consultation on this project and incorporated input into an Environmental Assessment completed in 2016. New regulations introduced by Transport Canada in 2017 allow for an added opportunity to consult  with the public on the runway extension work.

December 2016 – The Revised Airport Infrastructure Expansion Project Definition Document outlines the design and construction requirements associated with the proposed runway extensions and expansion of the Passenger Terminal Building at Kingston Airport.

October 2016 Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment

July 2016 – WSP/MMM Group is contracted to provide owner's representative services for the airport expansion project. Report to Council

Environmental Assessment

June 2016 - Screening level environmental assessment

March 2016 - Environmental Assessment - Sharing Initial Study Findings Presentation

Considering Expansion

July 2013 – Original Airport Infrastructure Expansion Project Definition Document sets out the design and construction requirements for the proposed expansion

February 2013 – Infrastructure Expansion presentation

May 2012 – Kingston Airport Expansion Project Implementation Plan provided project details, estimated costs and next steps for the recommended runway and terminal expansion

January 2012 – Business Case for Expansion – Kingston Airport completed a detailed market assessment and recommended airport improvements to support air services and economic growth

October 2010 – Kingston Airport 2009 Economic Impact Study sets out the total contribution made by the airport to the provincial economy during 2009.

August 2007 – Airport Master Plan Study sets out an overall airport growth strategy, including runway and infrastructure improvements and adjacent land development

Project News

Comment on proposed runway extension at Kingston Airport

July 31, 2017 - The City of Kingston intends to start work on the proposed extension of the...