Salmon Arm Airport will receive $225,000 in funding from the B.C. Air Access Program this year for fuel system upgrades, announced MLA for Shuswap Greg Kyllo on behalf of Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“Creating a more connected B.C. means investing in infrastructure that not only directly impacts traffic, but also makes it more efficient,” said Kyllo. “This investment for Salmon Arm Airport’s fuel system does just that, providing better services for pilots, crews, and ultimately passengers as well.”
Through the B.C. Air Access Program, the ministry cost shares with public airports on projects such as lighting and navigational systems, terminal building expansion or upgrades, and runway improvements. These types of projects will allow airports to improve safety, accommodate larger aircraft and more frequent flights, and further support the continuing growth of local and provincial economies.
The ministry has committed $24 million over the past three years for the B.C. Air Access Program. This year’s program is providing over $10 million for airport infrastructure improvement projects throughout the province. The program also encourages funding partnerships with the federal government, local and regional governments and agencies, and the private sector. Last year, the program provided over $8 million towards improvements at 23 regional airports.
The B.C. Air Access Program is part of B.C. on the Move, the Province’s 10-year transportation plan. Over the next three years the ministry and its partners are investing over $4.6 billion in priority transportation investments as part of this plan.
For information on the B.C. Air Access program, go to: http://www.gov.bc.ca/BCAirAccessProgram