Cornwall Regional Airport Receives $1.1 Million Funding Boost
- August 30, 2022
- Bob Peters
Cornwall Ontario – The Cornwall Regional Airport is receiving over $1.1 million through a non-repayable investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
“I am pleased, on behalf of the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission, to recognize the support of the Government of Canada for the valuable Regional Air Transportation Initiative funding through FedDev Ontario,” says Lyle Warden, Mayor of South Glengarry and Vice-Chair of the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission. “This contribution will assist with ongoing investment to ensure future growth at the Cornwall Regional Airport.”
Funds will be used to help adapt existing facilities including funding for a new terminal design, electrical upgrades, runway lighting and security camera installations.
“This grant initiative will support expansion of services at the Cornwall Regional Airport and the attraction of future commercial and private tenants,” says Mayor Warden.
The funding is part of an overall $2.8 million contribution through the Regional Air Transportation Initiative (RATI), for four southern Ontario airports: Kingston Airport, Cornwall Regional Airport, Huronia Airport and Arnprior Airport.
“It is important that we support our regional airports, airlines and transportation ecosystems across southern Ontario for the thousands of workers employed in this sector and for the many businesses and communities that depend on them,” says Helena Jaczek, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “By investing in these four airports, we are strengthening our regional connectivity networks to build a stronger, more resilient economy.”
Southern Ontario is a strategically-located and globally recognized region that offers many advantages for local businesses, including state-of-the-art infrastructure, a diverse workforce and a strong regional air transportation network. Regional airports play an important role in the movement of people and goods across the country, serve industries and drive significant economic benefits across communities.
About the Cornwall Regional Airport
Cornwall Regional Airport is located in the Township of South Glengarry and services the United Counties of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) and the City of Cornwall. The airport is predominantly used for recreational purposes and small craft flight training, as well as providing a base of operations for medical emergency transport, search and rescue and police operations. The airport is operated by the Cornwall Regional Airport Commission, which is jointly funded by the City of Cornwall and Township of South Glengarry.
- Canada’s regional development agencies are delivering the $206-million national Regional Air Transportation Initiative, with FedDev Ontario delivering $24.2 million in southern Ontario. The RATI complements the measures in Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan and measures implemented by Transport Canada.
- Since 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has directly invested more than $2 billion in over 2,800 projects that are expected to generate strong results, such as supporting over 170,000 jobs in the region.