The Alberta government is examining the idea of using the runway at the Edmonton Garrison as a place where medical flights could land.

Talks have been underway with the federal government ever since Edmonton city council decided to close down the City Centre Airport to free the lands for development.

The runway is currently not in use but is in good condition.

Alberta Treasury Board President and Deputy Premier Doug Horner has been leading the discussions.

"We're very preliminary at this point in time but I've advised the Minister of Defence [Peter MacKay] and [Public Works]Minister [Rona] Ambrose that we have requested the opportunity to sit down and have a chat ... about the Garrison,"  Horner said on Wednesday.

The province has also been speaking with  military officials at the Garrison and in Ottawa.

Horner says the move would not impact the work of the military but the final decision is up to them.

The runway is located immediately north of the city of Edmonton.