Government of Canada providing financial support to the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport to help maintain essential airport operations

Transport Canada announced that the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport will receive over $1.8 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Relief Fund to help the airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to support continued essential air services for residents and workers in Moncton and its surrounding communities.

In addition, the Minister highlighted that the Government of Canada is also providing the airport with just over $5 million from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program for the purchase of an aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle, the rehabilitation of Runway 11-23, and the replacement of taxiway signs.

“This financial support will ensure that, as Canada works towards recovery and travel restart post pandemic, the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport will be able to provide regional accessibility, and safe, reliable and efficient air services for residents and workers in Moncton and its surrounding communities,” stated Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.

“The Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport is a key transportation hub not just for the Greater Moncton Area, but for much of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island,” added Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. “It connects us with relatives, helps us discover new destinations, and is a pivotal trade corridor for many Maritime exporters of seafood and other commodities. As New Brunswick is once again welcoming tourists from all over Canada, this funding will be an important part of ensuring the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport can fully participate in the post-pandemic economic recovery.”

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