The Airports Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) has been funding improvement projects for regional airports since 1995. To date, the Government has invested more than $1.12 billion for 1,088 projects at 199 airports.
In addition to supporting personal travel and tourism, smaller regional airports provide:
- essential air services, including air ambulance, search and rescue, and forest fire response
- scheduled and charter air services that link communities to regional, national, and international markets for goods and services
- commercial air services (for example, aerial photography and flying schools)
- corporate aircraft and general aviation
Although regional airports play an essential role in Canada’s air transportation sector, they can struggle to raise enough revenue for operations. The program addresses this issue by funding projects that:
- improve regional airport safety
- protect airport assets (such as equipment and runways)
- reduce operating costs
If you have questions about this program, contact us by email or mail.
Executive Director, Operations and Authorities Stewardship
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