New access road for the Moncton Airport

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MONCTON, N.B. — Carriers hauling to the Moncton Airport will soon be greeted by a new $3.2-million access road.

The Premier Bernard Lord says he believes the airport could soon find itself as
Atlantic Canada’s main facility for cargo flights so the facility’s infrastructure must be upgraded.

“We’re not in the airport business, but we are in the infrastructure business,” Lord tells local media. “From the cargo side, Moncton is clearly the dominant airport … It is challenging Halifax and it is important to our economy, whether it be in the food industry or the IT sector, getting your products to market faster is important.”

The $3.2 million is coming from the Regional Development Corporation, of which the premier is minister, and Lord adds the funding is exactly what the Moncton Airport Authority had sought from his government.

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