The Canadian Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, has announced an investment project that will see major upgrades for Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport, including cargo handling activities.
Under the National Trade Corridors Fund, up to $186.2 million will be allocated for necessary airport infrastructure improvements to maintain existing and essential cargo, passenger, and charter flights services.
Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport is an airport of entry located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. It is part of the National Airports System and is owned and operated by the Government of Yukon.
The investment is expected to be also used towards upgrading the parallel runway, reconstructing the main runway, and replacing the Whitehorse air maintenance facility.
In addition to upgrading the airport’s critical infrastructure, the project will aim to enhance safety measures and increase operational capacity to better support Yukon’s mining and tourism sectors. The project will also work to increase the airport’s resilience against the impacts of climate change.
Minister Rodriguez said: “We’re investing in the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport to support the growth of the tourism and economic sectors in Yukon.
“Strengthening our supply chains also means Canadians in Northern communities can more easily have access to the goods they need, when they need them, and at fair prices.”
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