Wings Magazine

Features Airports
Ottawa provides Hamilton International with half of the funding for $47M expansion

January 23, 2023  By Jon Robinson

Ministers Omar Alghabra and Filomena Tassi tour a Cargojet freighter during a funding announcement at Hamilton International Airport. (Photo: Government of Canada)

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on January 23 announced an investment of up to nearly $23.5 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for an expansion and sustainability project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is an important trade hub for key economic sectors such as transportation, warehousing, agriculture, automotive, manufacturing and more,” said Alghabra. “This significant funding will help the airport manage the growth of cargo operations in this strategic trade corridor.”

The expansion project, which will cost close to $47 million, will allow the Hamilton International Airport to: handle increased cargo operations by improving and expanding airfield capacity; increase de-icing capacity; and build a new independent road to reduce congestion.

Alghabra was joined in making the announcement by Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is home to one of Canada’s largest cargo freighter distribution networks and is crucial to the supply chains and economic opportunities in Hamilton and the surrounding communities,” said Tassi.


A total of $4.7 billion over 11 years (2017 to 2028) has been allocated to the National Trade Corridors Fund program.

“Today’s announcement from the federal government is an important step towards strengthening the efficiency and resiliency of the national supply chain by adding capacity and alleviating constraints at the largest domestic overnight express cargo airport in Canada,” said Cathie Puckering, Vice President and Head, Canadian Network, Vantage Airport Group.


Stories continue below