Ottawa is providing $1.9 million to upgrade Sarnia’s beleaguered airport.
The money will help build a new hanger and add plexiglass barriers and sanitations stations to facilitate the return of commercial air flights, said FedDev Ontario.
Mayor Mike Bradley welcomed the news, saying the money is a strong endorsement of the airport’s future from the federal government.
City council anted up $360,000 this year to keep Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport running after it lost scheduled commercial flights and 80% of its revenue in 2020.
FedDev Ontario announced $3.5 million in total for three airports, including those in St. Thomas and Tillsonburg.