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Nova Scotia airport to get mulit-million dollar improvements

March 27, 2012, Sydney, N.S. - Travellers to Cape Breton can expect to see facility upgrades and increased air services at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport in the near future.

March 27, 2012  By The Canadian Press

The airport authority plans to spend more than $5 million in capital improvements over the next year, including up to $1.2 million that will be spent this summer to improve services at the facility.

Among the upgrades will be the construction of washroom facilities for travellers who have cleared security.

The size of the airport will also be increased to allow for the addition of a second security table to make processing passengers more efficient.

To help cover the cost of airport improvements, the Sydney airport collects a $25 fee for airport improvement from passengers.


Airport authority chairman Doug Peach says $14 of that fee goes to projects aimed at improving the airport facility.


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