Transport Canada announced close to $2 million in new funding to help YYC Calgary International Airport recover from the effects of the pandemic, and to support continued air services and important infrastructure projects at the airport.

“This funding will allow the Calgary International Airport to invest in the infrastructure and equipment needed to help re-invigorate the aviation industry and allow Canadians to feel safe and secure when they travel,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.

The funding from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program, will support projects to improve current and future flight scheduling and connection times between flights for passengers, as well as establishing dedicated corridors to enable physical distancing at the airport. This funding is in addition to more than $57.4 million provided under the program in August 2021, for the rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L.

“The Calgary International Airport is a key transportation hub for much of southern Alberta. This funding will enhance airport efficiency, and safety for travellers, air crews and airport workers, while supporting jobs and our regional economy,” said Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.

“Funding provided by the Government of Canada for these projects is an important part of supporting our ability to significantly contribute to Alberta’s economy, the travel and tourism sector, and the movement of critical goods for our community,” said Bob Sartor
president and CEO, the Calgary Airport Authority.

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