Transport Minister visits Prince Edward Island for airport infrastructure meeting

News Release

July 13, 2016 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Transport Canada

Canada’s airports provide essential transportation links across our wide and varied landscape.

In his first visit to Charlottetown, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, discussed airport infrastructure needs for the province.

Minister Garneau was accompanied by the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan, Malpeque Member of Parliament Wayne Easter and Charlottetown Member of Parliament Sean Casey.

In attendance were Charlottetown Airport Chief Executive Officer Doug Newson, Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee and representatives from the Province of Prince Edward Island, the Charlottetown Airport Authority Board of Directors and the Atlantic Canada Airports Association.

Charlottetown Airport services daily arrivals and departures from major centers in Eastern Canada – as well as winter weekly service to sun destinations – greatly enhancing PEI tourism and economic development.

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“It’s important for me to come to Charlottetown and discuss the needs for improved airport infrastructure. Bringing all levels of government together with airport officials will bring a clear understanding of what is needed, and how those needs can be met.”
The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

Quick facts

  • The Charlottetown Airport Authority assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999.
  • The Charlottetown Airport has non-stop scheduled flights to Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

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Contacts:

Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport, Ottawa
613-991-0700

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa
613-993-0055
media@tc.gc.ca

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