About Airport: Below Zero
This thrilling new documentary series reveals the intricate and intense balancing act required to keep operations running smoothly at Edmonton International Airport, Canada's most northerly major airport.
Shot entirely at the "Gateway to the North," this 10-part series follows airport and airline staff as they work 24/7 to ensure a steady and safe stream of take-offs and landings, while battling blizzards, medical emergencies, diverted planes, missing passengers, and even a snowy owl.
Edmonton International Airport is the fastest growing and most northerly major airport in all of Canada. Each and every day it faces challenges from extreme temperatures to medical emergencies, but one thing is constant – this airport NEVER closes. With total access to the airport and a compelling cast of characters, Airport: Below Zero witnesses Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees, the arrival of heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s jumbo jet, and the snowstorm of the year that would shut down any normal airport. In each episode, firefighters, paramedics, snow removal teams, ticket agents, and cargo handlers perform a complex balancing act where the perils of operating at 53 degrees north latitude constantly threaten to disrupt a never-ending stream of take offs and landings.