The new terminal building, which officially opened on June 21, 2007 features a new dedicated international arrivals area complete with state-of-the-art Customs and Immigration facilities and a new domestic arrivals area with two new baggage conveyors. Five (5) new spacious car rental counters and a new ground transportation kiosk have also been added to the arrivals area.
The new departures area has been reconfigured with two (2) new pre-board screening lanes and a new 250 seat departure lounge with three (3) new departure gates capable of accommodating eight (8) airlines.
A new television lounge, a new gift shop, and an internet café style area complement the new expansion. The existing facility has been completely refurbished with new lighting, furnishings and finishes to match the new construction.
In addition to the terminal building renovations and expansion project, the airport constructed a new 530 space long term car parking area and enhanced the short term and rental car parking facilities at a cost of approximately one million dollars.
The airport reached another milestone on September 24, 2010 with the opening of the new $9.5 million runway extension. The expanded runway is now published at 8,005 feet long and includes a new Instrument Landing System (ILS), new High Intensity Approach Lighting, new PAPI’s and new runway edge lighting.
The new modern facilities at Deer Lake Regional Airport will serve to enhance the customer experience, improve operations and provide opportunities that will facilitate economic activity for the entire region well into the future.