Transport Canada announced that the Government of Canada is contributing nearly $17 million to support Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

“By investing in the Jean Lesage International Airport, we’re helping Québec City grow and ensure its recovery,” said Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.

Out of that amount, $12.5 million, under the National Trade Corridors Fund, will go towards increasing the air cargo transporting capacity at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. The funds will specifically be used to develop an air cargo centre. The 5,600 square metre building will also include a dedicated space for regional air carriers that need space to serve remote areas.

“This multi-million-dollar investment will provide much needed financial support as we ease out of border restrictions,” added Jean-Yves Duclos, president of the Treasury Board and MP for Québec. “In addition, this new air cargo center will diversify our airport’s revenues as we open up transportation corridors serving Canadians.”

In addition to this funding, the Government of Canada is also providing the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport with over $4.2 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Relief Fund to help it maintain its operations, including essential air services for residents and workers in Quebec City and nearby communities.

“The funding announced today allows us to take a giant step towards the realization of the cargo platform project,” said Stéphane Poirier, president and CEO, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

Featured image: Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

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