Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize a great Canadian, Reg Milley, who just this week retired after almost a decade of serving as president and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. During his tenure at EIA, Reg oversaw a transformation of the airport that included greatly expanded air service; expansion of the terminal, which was on time and under budget; and the building of lasting relationships through his tireless service for the entire capital region.
It is no mistake that since Reg started in 2005, the airport has added over 15 new non-stop flights, making Edmonton a gateway to the northwest and allowing the region to be a continued driver of economic success. Furthermore, domestic traffic has grown by nearly 50%, U.S. traffic by nearly 100%, and international traffic by an astounding 173%.
On top of being a savvy businessman, Reg will be missed most for his high moral character and his passion for the Edmonton region. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his exemplary leadership. I would like to join the long list of those who would like to thank him and wish him and his wife, Marcie, the best in his future endeavours. Thanks to Reg.