Federal government pledge over $3M to infrastructure project at London International Airport
London International Airport
Wednesday, July 25 2018
Funding will be provided to support important updates to the Airport's main taxiway.
LONDON, ON - The continued growth of Canada's economy relies largely on an efficient, updated transportation infrastructure that can move goods and people quickly and reliably. The Government of Canada continues to reinforce their dedication to ensuring Canadian infrastructure remains competitive in the global marketplace.
Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, MP, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced an investment of over $3 million to assist with the update of London International Airport's "Taxiway Golf". This investment forms part of the National Trade Corridor's Fund, an initiative to provide funding to important transportation infrastructure projects across Canada.
"Taxiway Golf is our main taxiway at London [International Airport]" said Mike Seabrook, CEO and President, "And from commercial passenger aircraft, to our freight operations, through to our business and aviation programs with both Western University and Fanshawe College, this taxiway will be used extensively in the coming years; it will allow us to meet the aviation demands in our market."
The project will consist of resurfacing the entire length of the asphalt taxiway, ensuring it can withstand the current and projected increase in passenger traffic.
"London International Airport is positioned to take on a much greater role in Southern Ontario" said Seabrook, "Today we are seeing close to 10% annualized growth in our passenger traffic, and as Toronto Pearson Airport gets busier and more congested, our airport in London is centered in a population of 2.5 million residents, with an uncongested road system that has direct access to our airport. So we see a much bigger role for London".