Mont-Tremblant Airport receives government funding

The financial aid is set to help the hub provide regional connectivity and to maintain job safety  

Mont-Tremblant Airport in Quebec has received $221,000 (£160,000) of government funding to ensure connectivity and jobs are maintained.  

Canada’s Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI) was launched in March this year and helps support access to air transportation and surrounding ecosystems.  

Mont-Tremblant Airport
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The Canadian government believes one of the main advantages of the programme is that it assists airports to remain operational, contributing to economic growth within the district.  

Therefore, the facility plans to use the conditional payment to re-establish its regional services.  

“It is a priority of the Government of Canada to ensure communities prosper,” said Soraya Martinez Ferrada, parliamentary secretary for the minister of transport. “That is why we are supporting the Mont-Tremblant Airport, a doorway into the Hautes-Laurentides region and a major asset in the region's economic development. This frontline infrastructure has been hit hard by the pandemic, and our financial assistance will enable it to consolidate its operations and ensure regional service is re-established, which is good news for both businesses and the public.” 

Melanie Joly, MP for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, added: “It is important to protect our regional air transportation networks for the thousands of tourists who use them, the thousands of workers this sector employs and the many businesses and communities that depend on them. Air connectivity to all regions is essential to healthy, inclusive economic growth, and supporting it is part of our plan to build back a stronger, more resilient economy.” 

Mont-Tremblant acts as a commercial hub that helps promote the country’s tourism markets, whilst also serving as a base for the Canadian armed forces and Surete du Quebec (the national police force in the region).