The Thompson Airport will be receiving close to $700,000 from the Federal Government for improvements.
The $662,000, which is coming from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, is going to be spent on replacing the main apron at the airport.
The paving work on the area where aircraft park before and after arriving is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.
Curtis Ross, the CEO of the Thompson Regional Airport Authority, said that they are very appreciative of the governments continued support and recognition of the importance of the airport in our region.
He added that the Airports Capital Assistance Program is an extremely important program for small airports in the country.
Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau said that the Thompson Airport is a vital link for residents and business in the North, and that the project will ensure continued safe operations for all.
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