Ottawa Will Contribute $7M To Maintain Air Connectivity With Yukon

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Old Crow Airport in Yukon. Photo credit: Yukon Communities.

The Governments of Canada and Yukon have reached an agreement to provide essential air access to remote communities in the province. 

The Government of Canada will contribute $7 million to ensure continuity of service for up to 18 months. The agreement will allocate funding to air operators to ensure the continued supply of food, medical supplies, and other essential goods and services to remote communities. 

"While we continue to work together to limit the spread of COVID-19, we must also ensure remote communities continue to have the air connectivity they need for essential goods and services, travel and business. Our agreement with the Government of Yukon will allow for reliable air services to keep remote communities in the Yukon connected to the rest of the country," said Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport.

Additional funding will depend on the needs of communities and the pace of recovery of air travel to these communities. In Yukon, there are 28 communities with airports that are considered remote.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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