Your next winter vacation may skip over the lay over.
With construction underway on a $198 dollar expansion of the Fort McMurray Airport, officials say direct flights to the United States may take off before the April 2014 opening.
Airport Authority President and CEO Scott Clements says they have been visited by the Canadian Border Security Agency, "When they give the blessing fairly soon to that operation it will have to be kind of 1:30 am after the terminal shuts down for everything else. Then we can get to the airlines and say look, customers is willing to come up, how about considering a non-stop to LAs Vegas or somewhere in Mexico."
Clements says direct flights south of the border this year are a long shot, but could come in 2012.
Adding, all but two of the Canada's top 32 busiest airports have customs, including YMM.