Tuesday September 2, 2014  

Our History
Since its origin in 1961, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport has provided the vital air transportation link to the people and businesses of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma.

Since assuming ownership and control of the Airport from the Federal government in 1998, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation (SSMADC) has strived to improve air transportation services for the community in a socially and fiscally responsible manner, while being progressive in its efforts to promote, develop and upgrade the Airport’s lands and facilities.

The Corporation
Under the Federal government’s National Airports Policy (1994), ownership of the Airport was offered to provincial and local governments, airport commissions, private businesses or other interests, in that order. In response to this policy, the SSMADC, an independent, not-for-profit, community-based entity incorporated on April 26, 1996, took over ownership and operation of the Airport on March 28, 1998.

Of the 23 regional, local or small airports in Ontario that have been transferred from the Federal government, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport is the only airport that is not directly affiliated with a municipality. The Airport must raise sufficient revenues from fees, concessions and leases to meet its operating expenses, provide for facilities renewal and pay taxes.

The SSMADC’s Mission Statement:
“To make the Airport the best, regional air transportation facility in the country through a philosophy of community-based control and self-sustaining operation, and by providing positive benefits to the people and commerce of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma.”




Sault Airport Development Corporation Business Plan

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