Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes today’s announcement from the Government of Canada, which confirms new federal funding through Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program (ACIP) for essential airport safety and infrastructure projects.
This funding comes at a pivotal time as Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is preparing to welcome back travellers and help lead the region’s economic recovery.
“As Canada moves forward with a safe, measured and risk-based approach to reopen travel and tourism, YVR plays an essential role as a gateway for B.C. and beyond,” said Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “This important federal funding will enable us to deliver critical safety and climate-related infrastructure projects, ensuring we are well positioned to continue serving our community and the economy that supports it as our region collectively builds back stronger for the benefit of all British Columbians.”
Funding from ACIP totals $38.4 million and will support two projects at YVR, including upgrades to the airport’s Runway End Safety Area and its dyke and drainage system.
More information about the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program and funding announcement is available in Transport Canada’s news release.