Connectivity and Choice
Travellers want access to the world and competitive choices when they fly. This means preserving the ability for airports to grow and provide an internationally competitive offering for air carriers to deliver new or additional air service.
From the early 1990s when the federal government ran capacity-constrained airports with a $135 million annual deficit, Canada’s airports invested $25 billion in infrastructure in 25 years, funded through user fees, to support growth and improved traveller comfort. As a system airports provide an annual return to taxpayers through rent — $368 million last year and growing.