Edmonton Airports’ board chair, Tom Redl, said of Ruth: “He stood out in a very strong candidate field for his extensive experience in both passenger and cargo markets across North America and for having worked in both airline and airport environments.
“He has a very strong understanding of the strength of the Edmonton region air service market and the potential that exists here to leverage our economic and passenger assets to develop more flights to more places.”
Ruth has been president and CEO at Halifax since 2008 and is also the chair of the Canadian Airports Council.
He replaces Reg Milley, who announced his retirement in April after eight years at Edmonton.
A search for Ruth’s successor is under way in Halifax, with hopes for a replacement president and CEO in the early months of next year.