New management group for Lindsay Airport
“The Loomex Group has the corporate resources to reach out in the aviation community for marketing and development on a much larger scale than we could individually,” said Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport Board Chair Dr. George Sweetnam explained. “They have the background and expertise in airport maintenance to meet special aviation needs and the staffing resources to address any situation we may encounter.”
With more than 100 years of combined staff experience in aviation, emergency management and marketing experience to airports and aviation businesses, The Loomex Group will continue to raise the profile of the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport to capitalize on opportunities afforded the region by the airport.
“The Loomex Group brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to airport management and marketing,” said Ward 5 Councillor and Airport Board Member Stephen Strangway. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the airport, the municipality and the entire region.”
Under the new contract, The Loomex Group will work with tenants and organizations to promote and encourage growth of the local airport, report to the Board on potential business, host events including fly in breakfasts and shows, as well as attending community talks, meetings and events to promote the City’s municipal airport.
“Given their experience and the great work The Loomex Group has done with the Peterborough Municipal Airport, we couldn’t be more pleased with the decision to contract the management company,” said Airport Board member and Ward 9 Councillor Isaac Breadner. “We are very excited for the opportunities this will afford the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport.”
The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport plays an important role in the community and across the region. A 2011 Economic Impact study concluded the municipal airport contributed approximately $6.8 million in total gross revenues generated through activities at the airport.
The local airport brings commerce to the region through visitors and tourism, courier service, flight training and charters, Med-Evac, emergency response to natural disasters and non-emergency patient transfers.
“The Loomex Group will be a tremendous asset to the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport and their ability to market our region and assets to a far-reaching network,” said Ward 4 Councillor and Airport Board member Andrew Veale. “Having this group on board to manage the airport will definitely create a lot of new and enhanced opportunities here in the City.”
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For further information, please contact:
Dr. George Sweetnam
Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport Board Chair