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Reaching Global Markets

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Alberta is ideally situated on the great circle polar air routes connecting Western North America’s U.S. and Canadian centres to Asia and Europe.

Calgary and Edmonton International Airports can accommodate the largest wide-body jets on a 24 hour basis all year round.

Alberta’s aviation fuel taxes are the lowest in Western Canada, at 1.5 cents per litre.

There is ample space at these airports to significantly expand handling and storage facilities.

Several rail and highway corridors connect Alberta to tidewater. These corridors include: the Crowsnest to the south, the Trans-Canada through Banff, the Yellowhead through Jasper and the Northwest corridor from Grande Prairie to Prince Rupert. The Northwest corridor is the shortest route to northern Pacific Rim countries.

Alberta is served by the Canadian west-coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert/Kitimat, as well as Seattle/Tacoma, Washington and Portland, Oregon in the U.S.

Gateway to NAFTA - Alberta and the CANAMEX Corridor

As a NAFTA gateway (North American Free Trade Agreement), Alberta has cost effective transportation services and infrastructure that permits ready market access for both international importers and exporters. Full CANAMEX implementation will serve to further increase transportation efficiencies and reduce trucking costs.

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