The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is the fastest growing cargo airport in Canada and can serve as an important pressure release valve for manufacturing supply chain congestion in the Golden Horseshoe. The latest government investments will help it do that.
The federal government has announced an investment of nearly $23.5 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for an expansion and sustainability project at the airport. The project, which will cost close to $47 million, in total, will allow the Hamilton International Airport to:
- handle increased cargo operations by improving and expanding airfield capacity;
- increase de-icing capacity; and
- build a new independent road to reduce congestion.
“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is an important trade hub for key economic sectors such as transportation, warehousing, agriculture, automotive, manufacturing and more. This significant funding will help the airport manage the growth of cargo operations in this strategic trade corridor, while providing opportunities for access to global markets and creating new permanent jobs,” said Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport.
The airport’s expansion is an important step towards strengthening the efficiency and resiliency of the national supply chain by adding capacity and alleviating constraints at the largest domestic overnight express cargo airport in Canada, improving the fluidity and reliability of critical transportation infrastructure, added Cathie Puckering, vice president and head of the Canadian Network, Vantage Airport Group.