Fredericton International Airport Authority (FIAA) president and chief executive officer, Johanne Gallant, has been elected to the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) policy board as a regional director for Atlantic Canada.
The CAC is the voice for Canada’s airports community, and a division of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA). The purpose of CAC is to lobby the federal government on issues that affect the business interests of Canada’s airports.
“The CAC has an important role to play in ensuring Canada’s airports can continue to enable economic growth and efficiently link our communities to each other, and to the world. Being elected to the CAC’s Canadian Policy Council is an honour, and I look forward to continuing to advocate for Atlantic Canada, for small airports, and for New Brunswick,” says Ms. Gallant.
Johanne Gallant joined FIAA in 2015, bringing over 30 years of success in the fields of business development, sales, and international trade to our capital region. Since that time she has lead the airport authority through the launch of three air carriers and the addition of multiple destinations, as well as securing funding for the long anticipated terminal expansion and renovation project. Ms. Gallant is also currently serving as director of the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC) and has previously served as Chair of the ACI-NA Marketing and Communications Steering Group; board member of the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce; Chair of Major Gifts division for the Transportation Discovery Center; and Chair of the Canada Committee, under the auspice of the Canadian Tourism Commission.
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) serves approximately 398,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto (Pearson and Billy Bishop), Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to the popular sun destinations Cancun, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. Through direct, indirect, and induced economic activity, YFC generates 662 jobs, $38.8 million in GDP, and $25.8 million in labour income for New Brunswick every year.