Our airports connect Canadians to the world, and the world to Canada. Today, more than ever, travellers expect and deserve a safe, healthy, and respectful journey. While Canada’s airports are working hard for travellers and communities during the COVID pandemic, it is time for the government to help. >>

Provide immediate financial support to Canada’s airports to help them cope with ongoing travel restrictions

Provide immediate financial support to Canada’s airports through a moratorium on ground lease rents, interest-free loans, or equivalent operational support in order to cover operating costs and alleviate the need for rate increases during the recovery.

Expand strategic transportation infrastructure projects to fund new safety and security requirements

Expand national transportation infrastructure programs and support border modernization efforts to help Canada’s airports meet safety and security requirements and adapt to the new realities of COVID-19.

Increase funding for small airport infrastructure programs for safety and security

Increase the federal Airport Capital Assistance Program (ACAP) to $95 million per year to ensure sustainable recovery at Canada’s regional airports.

Fund operational health and security investments to improve the efficiency and experience at security screening

Provide sufficient funding for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) to ensure it can meet its current and new mandates to protect the health and security of travellers and workers in the air sector.

Stimulate domestic and international air travel to promote recovery in the Canadian tourism sector

Promote Canada’s airports as international hubs for visa-free transit and allow airports to increase offerings to international travellers such as Arrivals Duty Free.