Government of Canada invests in efficiency and safety for passengers with expansion of Fredericton International Airport

News release

Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 1, 2018The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are investing in modern and efficient air travel infrastructure to support the safe transportation of people and goods, while facilitating trade and economic growth for years to come.

Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New-Brunswick; and Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority, today announced funding for major renovations at the Fredericton International Airport.

The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $9 million to this project, through the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP). The Fredericton International Airport Authority is contributing the remainder of project costs.

The project consists of the installation of additional ticket counters, a modernized security screening area, larger arrival and waiting areas, and updated heating and cooling systems. The expansion and renovation of Fredericton’s International Airport terminal will provide a more efficient and improved travel experience for passengers, while providing capacity for an increased volume of travellers.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in the expansion of one of Atlantic Canada’s key gateways for business and tourism. The Fredericton International Airport brings hundreds of thousands of people to New Brunswick annually. Modern and efficient transportation infrastructure provides greater economic opportunities for Canadian businesses, connecting them to regional and international markets, and provides good jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.”

Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Your government understands the importance of making strategic investments in infrastructure as it is a pivotal component of our multi-year economic growth plan. As an export driven economy, it is important we invest in our logistical infrastructure so New Brunswick businesses can get their products and services to markets around the world.”

The Honourable Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick 

“We’re delighted to partner with the federal and provincial governments to create an airport that will be an ambassador for our capital city and our province. Our airport’s traffic and service has been growing continuously for over eight years, and we are well beyond the capacity the terminal was designed to handle. This project will create a better airport for our travellers, airlines, and staff, and support continued economic growth for our region.”

Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority 

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

  • More than $10.1 billion of this funding will support trade and transportation projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:

    • Skilled workforce/Immigration;
    • Innovation;
    • Clean growth and climate change;
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

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Contacts

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
brook.simpson@canada.ca

Bruce Macfarlane
Communications
Regional Development Corporation
506-444-4583
bruce.macfarlane@gnb.ca

Kate O’Rourke
Communications Officer
Fredericton International Airport Authority
506-460-0921
orourkek@frederictonairport.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca
Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

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