Monday, July 27, 2015

Terrace Airport to receive Federal and Provincial money for expansion plans

Terrace Airport expansion plans
will benefit from 8.8 million dollars in funding
from the Federal and Provincial government
It was infrastructure Announcement Day in Terrace today, and with both provincial and Federal representatives in town, some welcome funding for the Terrace area was delivered this morning, with the Terrace Airport expansion plans receiving a financial boost from today's news.

As we outlined on the blog earlier, British Columbia Transportation Minister Todd Stone was in Terrace along with the MP for Prince George-Peace River, outlining details of upcoming investment in the Northwest.

Along with an announcement on funding for a project between Terrace and Prince Rupert on Highway 16, the pair announced details of provincial and federal commitments to the Terrace airport.

BC Transportation Minister
Todd Stone was on hand in
Terrace for today's announcement
A combined investment of 8.8 million dollars split evenly between the two levels of government, contributing just a shade over half of the 16.4 million dollar cost of the airport project. The Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society will be providing the remainder of the funding for that expansion.

The ambitious plans for the Terrace airport facility will see 1,573 square metres of new building added to the current complex, as well as renovations to be made to the existing 1,110 square metres that make up the Terminal today.

When completed, there will be new facilities in place for such airport features as check in counters, baggage security, passenger screening, offices and improved parking access to name a few of the new design features.

Ron Burnett, the President of the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society marked the announcement of additional funding and how it will impact on development plans for the airport.

“The Northwest Regional Airport is excited to progress with this important expansion project, in partnership with the federal government and the B.C. government. This is an important milestone in our continuous efforts to improve safety, security, capacity, and efficiency of travel for all of our customers. These enhancements will help improve the flow of passengers and goods, which will encourage more regional economic growth.”

You can review the full announcement from today here.

The Terrace Airport has more background available on their Master Plan Concept, which you can review here.

The Terrace airport has in recent years become somewhat of a hub for travel in the region, with Air Canada, Hawkair, WestJet and Central Mountain Air all offering services through the Terrace facility.

More Aviation notes in the Northwest can be found from our archive page.

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