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Canada Federal government unlocks $740 million in airport relief

12:16  11 may  2021
12:16  11 may  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

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The airport has a 50% stake in McArthurGlen YVR Airport Outlet Centre, which saw a year-over-year revenue decrease of .5 million to .5 million . About million in the reduction to revenue also came from providing rent relief to Sea Island tenants and operators. Passenger volumes have trended lower in recent months from the spike in coronavirus cases in Canada, and the federal government ’s new hotel quarantine requirements for international trips. The latest aviation statistics show YVR saw just 177,834 passengers for the month of February 2021 — down 90% from the 1.8

OTTAWA — The federal government is launching a basket of programs to bolster airports with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding first announced back in November.

a group of people waiting for luggage at an airport © Provided by The Canadian Press

A government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement is not yet public, says Ottawa has laid out the criteria for airports to access $740 million in capital investments over the next six years.

Nearly $500 million of that windfall is bound for large airports to put toward critical infrastructure such as runway repairs and transit stations.

Most of the rest is en route to smaller airports, whose definition has been loosened temporarily to allow eight more sites to apply, from Prince George, B.C., to Gander, Nfld.

The government previously announced $435 million roughly evenly split between airport rent relief and support for regional air transportation.

The aviation industry has been among the hardest-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic, with profits and passenger numbers plummeting amid travel restrictions and border shutdowns.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2021.

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