Government of Canada investing in safety at Baie-Comeau Airport

News release

January 24, 2019           Baie-Comeau, Quebec               Transport Canada

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today visited the Baie-Comeau Airport to tour the recently completed project to rehabilitate the airfield pavement. The work included the levelling and structural resurfacing of the course on Runway 10-28 and on Taxiway D, localized repairs to the concrete slabs of the apron and to the runway thresholds, and repairs to the airport catch basin risers located alongside the pavements.

A well maintained runway, taxiway and apron is key to ensuring safe usage by aircraft, passengers, and crews, as well as helping to protect costly airport safety assets such as snow clearing equipment and aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles during airport operations.

Funding of $6,378,149 came from Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP).


“The Baie-Comeau Airport is an important hub for residents and businesses in this region. This investment will help ensure continued safe airport operations for passengers, crews and employees, while supporting the regional economy and its social development.”

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Member of Parliament for Saint-Maurice—Champlain

“The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada’s local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade. Our investments are helping airports increase safety and accessibility for residents and travellers, while supporting the continued growth of local and regional economies.”

The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

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Delphine Denis
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Transport, Ottawa

Media Relations
Transport Canada, Ottawa

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