June 2, 2022

Ottawa provides Victoria International Airport with new funding

Jon Robinson

The Government of Canada is providing more than $4 million in new funding to help Victoria International Airport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to support continued air services and important transportation infrastructure projects at the airport.

The airport will receive more than $1.3 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for upgrades to the lighting for the approach to Runway 09.

The work will include the installation of new land-based and water-based lighting systems, with the water-based fixtures being structurally reinforced to withstand impacts from barges that work in the area; and reconfiguration and extension of the existing floatplane dock to accommodate the new lighting system.

“The Victoria International Airport is a key transportation hub not just for Victoria, but for much of Vancouver Island,” said Annie Koutrakis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport. “It connects us with family and friends, helps us discover new destinations, and is a pivotal trade corridor for many Victoria businesses.”

In addition to funding for the infrastructure projects, the Government of Canada also provided the airport with over $3 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Relief Fund to help it maintain continued airport operations and essential air services for residents and workers in Victoria and surrounding communities.

(Photo: Victoria International Airport)