Small B.C. Air Operators Receive CA$2.2 Million In Gov’t Funding

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Sandspit Airport.

The Government of Canada is providing CA$2,176,000 to air operators servicing remote communities in British Columbia to cover the period of 01JUL to 31DEC, 2020.

The Government of British Columbia will allocate the funding to ensure the continued supply of food, medical supplies, and other essential goods and services to these 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. This agreement with the Government of British Columbia will allow for reliable air services to keep remote communities in British Columbia connected to the rest of the country,” said Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra.

Remote communities are those that rely on air service as the only year-round mode of transportation. There are four communities with airports in B.C. which are considered remote.  

Last week, the Governments of Canada and Ontario announced they would jointly contribute nearly $30 million in support to small air carriers in Ontario. There are 34 remote communities in Northern Ontario.

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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