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May 25, 2018

Charlottetown Airport Authority Receives Funding for Runway Project


Earlier today at an event in the Charlottetown Airport, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced $8.1 million in funding for the Charlottetown Airport’s Runway 03-21 & Associated Taxiways project. Minister MacAulay was joined by Charlottetown MP Sean Casey to make the announcement.

This $18 million projectincludes the rehabilitation of Runway 03-21 and connecting taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Major components of the work are grading and drainage improvements, storm water replacement, electrical replacement, and rehabilitation of the pavement structure.

Federal funding for the project is being provided through Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund.

In addition to the federal investment, Premier Wade MacLauchlan was on hand to announce that the Government of Prince Edward Island will provide funding of $900,000 to the project.

"The financial support from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island will allow us to modernize this key infrastructure asset and provide a safe operating environment for our users that meets the latest design standards in our industry,” said CEO Doug Newson. "We would like to thank both of our government partners for realizing the importance of this project to the growth of our airport, and our province.”

For more information on the project, visit www.flypeirunway.com.