The Government of Canada, through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP), will provide Charlottetown Airport with more than $1.4 million toward safety programs. The funds will be used for the replacement of wildlife control fencing and the purchase of a runway sweeper, as well as a second aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle.
“The Charlottetown Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this province,” said Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, who made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra. “This investment will help maintain safe and reliable airport operations for Prince Edward Island residents, many of whom depend on their local airport not only for personal and business travel, but also for access to routine and emergency medical care in larger centres.”
This funding is in addition to the more than $1.5 million in Airports Capital Assistance Program funding provided to the airport in May 2021, to support the replacement of an airside apron panel and the purchase of an aircraft rescue firefighting vehicle.
Since the Airports Capital Assistance Program started in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested over $1.2 billion for 1,215 projects at 199 local, regional and smaller National Airports System airports across the country.