With the province of British Columbia having recently announced it's plan to assist airports across British Columbia, attention has now turned to the Federal government and their so far glacial pace of support, or to even address some of the many concerns that local airport authority's have as they face the challenges of COVID-19
Today, airports like Prince Rupert's YPR, received some vocal support that coming from the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
The union represents workers who supply key services such as emergency response, customer care, maintenance, and administrative services at airports throughout British Columbia.
They addressed their call for a larger financial footprint to both the Federal and Provincial governments.
In an information release the union noted how airports such as YPR have a large economic impact on the communities they serve as well as to generate significant employment."As recovery from the pandemic moves forward, regional airports will be an essential building block. Airports lie at the foundation of the tourism industry and many other sectors of the economy. They are part of the economic engine that will drive our province forward.