Tuesday, March 30, 2021

$720 thousand destined for Prince Rupert Airport as part of roll out of provincial funding announcement today

YPR is to receive some additional provincial money towards
operations through to 2022

The British Columbia government has some welcome news for airports across the Northwest today, with an additional funding  be delivered to a number of airports in Northern BC.

“This funding will help ensure that people in our community continue to have access to essential transportation services. It is important that people can continue to travel for essential purposes in a safe and reliable way." -- North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice

The funding is part of a wider announcement related to both ground and air transportation in the province.

On the list for the funding boost  is the Digby Island Airport in Prince Rupert,  set to receive 720,000 fro the program. 

That is part of the $16.5 million allocated to BC airports in one time funding as part of the announcement today, it will be used for for support operations to between April 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022..

It will be a timely injection of cash for the Prince Rupert facility which has been hit particularly hard during COVID as scheduled service was suspended in January. 

A return to the Prince Rupert connection to Vancouver set for this June.

Also sharing in the funding from today is the Terrace/Kitimat Airport, the Smithers Airport as well as a number of other airports across the Northern region.

You can review the full announcement here.

More notes on aviation across the Northwest and Haida Gwaii can be reviewed here.

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