The Government of Canada announced a new investment of up to $8.3 million for a project at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, to increase the number of international and domestic passenger flights.

“We are grateful for the financial support we received from Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund to help build our new International Connections Facility. This expanded facility will help us attract more international air services to Halifax, which will increase our overall cargo capacity, enhance our global connectivity and accelerate regional economic growth. Together, we are finding innovative ways to ensure the safe, secure and efficient movement of people and goods,” said Joyce Carter, president & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority.

The project consists of building a new international connections facility at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. This will improve the connections process, making it faster and easier for passengers arriving in Canada from international flights as well as those connecting to other domestic destinations. This will also result in additional cargo hold capacity, to increase the movement of goods between Nova Scotia and international markets.

(Halifax Stanfield International Airport)

“Today’s $8.3 million investment will help build vibrant communities with the infrastructure they need to grow. This project’s focus on improving passenger connectivity will provide more options for travellers and and make Halifax Airport an even more important transportation hub,” said Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport.

“Strong supply chains result in a strong economy that benefits all Canadians. The new international connections facility at the Halifax Airport will not only support this by bolstering trade between Nova Scotia and international markets but will also create more than 4,000 jobs,” said Sean Fraser, Minister, Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.

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Featured image: (Halifax Stanfield International Airport)

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