Frequently Asked Questions: Regional Air Transportation Initiative

Why launch such an initiative?

 Who is delivering RATI?

What is the RATI budget? How will funding be allocated by region?

 Are the eligibility criteria the same for all regions?

The criteria for obtaining funding through RATI are the same in all regions of Atlantic Canada. Eligible activities include:

Are the contributions repayable or non-repayable?

When/until when can I submit an application?

I am a regional or local air carrier with regional routes connecting more than one province or territory. Which RDA should I contact?

You should contact the RDA responsible for the region where your head office is located. The RDA will advise you on the next steps, based on the nature of your project.

How will applications be assessed?

Each eligible application will be assessed thoroughly, based on the objectives of RATI until funds are fully expended.

I have additional questions about RATI. What should I do?

You should contact the ACOA Business Information Services at 1-888-576-4444 for any additional questions you may have. We will be able to provide information and advice to guide you in submitting your project while taking into consideration priorities for action and the availability of funding.

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