Canada’s Airports Celebrate Airport Workers Day

June 26th, 2024

Ottawa, ON,

Today, airports across Canada will celebrate the inaugural Airport Workers Day. It is a day of recognition for the people who keep Canada moving and their vital contribution to our communities and our economies.

This celebration will be part of a coordinated national event led by the Canadian Airport Council (CAC), in coordination with 35 Canadian airports showing appreciation for airport staff with in-person events taking place at airports throughout the day.

As part of this day, CAC will honour five workers with national awards, drawing attention to the important work they do to keep Canadians and our economy moving.

Canadian Airports Award Recipients for 2024 include:

Leanna Anderson from Halifax-Stanfield – Operational Excellence

Alistair Stewart from Air Canada at Toronto Pearson – Industry Champion

Marcos Zambrano from Toronto Pearson – Environmental Steward

Adam Lo Bianco from Fort McMurray International Airport – Outstanding Leadership

Emily Parsons from Vancouver International Airport – Outstanding Service

“By celebrating the dynamic and diverse people who work in our airports, we aim to shine a light on the many career opportunities that are possible within Canada’s aviation sector. Airport Workers Day represents our gratitude for the more than 200,000 people who work, day in and day out, to keep Canadians and our economy moving,” said Monette Pasher, President of the Canadian Airports Council.

About Airport Workers Day and to see all participating airports: 


About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada’s airports community. Its 60 members represent more than 100 airports, including all of the privately-operated National Airports System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada.

Prior to the pandemic, Canada’s airports supported nearly 200,000 jobs, generating $13 billion in wages and $7 billion in taxes to all levels of government.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Pondant, Canadian Airports Council