The Canadian Rockies International Airport is looking into getting a fiber optics system installed.
The Airport’s Managing Director Tristen Chernove presented their 2019 business plan at Monday night’s meeting of Cranbrook City Council.
Chernove says one of their top priorities is installing the fiber optics, but they are also looking into the cost.
“We are looking at different possible options right now, including continued talks with the current provider who has fiber optic cable running right into the terminal building,” Chernove says. “The setback right now is that the quotes I’m receiving for utilizing the fiber that is already there is still three times the cost of what me or other tenants are already paying for what is actually pretty reliable internet service.”
Other topics from the plan included repainting the outside walkways and reconfiguring the plane’s parking spaces.
“The paint lines are quite faded and the walkways, we’ve been reluctant to paint them until we are sure that its the way that its the way that’s going to maximize the utilization of that space as we may have to actually expand the apron a bit,” Chernove says. “We believe strongly with a bit more engineering assessment, we can definitely park for the planes and still have room for future growth for the next two years.”
According to Chernove, CRIA is the second fastest growing airport in Canada.
– Tristen Chernove, Canadian Rockies International Airport Managing Director