Yellowknife Airport gets $2.5-million to improve runway safety

The Yellowknife Airport is getting over $2.5 million to improve safety on its runways according to a Transport Canada press release.

On Sunday, the governments of Canada and the NWT met in the Yellowknife Airport to announce a $2,550, 887 investment. The Minister of National Revenue, Diane Lebouthillier, joined MP Michael McLeod, and Minister of Infrastructure Wally Schumann, to announce the new funding.

The money will go towards installing high-intensity LED and wind direction indicators on the runways.

In the press release, Lebouthillier is quoted saying: “The Yellowknife Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help the airport ensure continued safe operations for passengers, flight crews and employees, who rely on this airport as it supports the regional economy and its social development.”

The funding will come from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) according to the press release. Since the start of the program in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested over $882.7 million in 948 airports across Canada.

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