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Port Hawkesbury Airport - Press Release

April 24, 2017

The Town of Port Hawkesbury is very pleased to be working with Celtic Air Services on the development of an innovative partnership. The potential agreement will see private investment and increased service levels at this vital transportation link for the Strait Area. The recently signed letter of intent formalizes a number of months of discussions on this venture.

 

Increased air traffic and the demand for services not presently available at the airport  have necessitated a change from the current model which has served the facility very well over the last 20 years. Celtic Air Services will cater to the increased volume of jet traffic and maintain the ability to satisfy the demand for the traditional private aircraft and government sectors. This new operating agreement will enable the airport to capture more business by providing additional services  such as are currently provided at other facilities. The potential for growth at the airport is significant and the impact on the Strait Area in direct jobs and spin offs to the local tourist and hospitality industries will be welcomed.

 

The Port Hawkesbury Airport is currently managed through an inter-municipal committee with members from The Town of Port Hawkesbury, The Municipality of the County of Inverness and the Municipality of the County of Richmond. Chair of that committee Port Hawkesbury’s Deputy Mayor Trevor Boudreau stated,  “ It is important that we are able to provide the services being asked for at our facility , and this new model will help us achieve that without a large public investment. “

Mayor Brenda Chisholm Beaton concurs with Boudreau’s statement and has said “a new operating agreement with Celtic Air Services should strengthen the Strait Area’s airport and position it for growth in service to support local heavy industry, tourism and the growing golf destination sectors.”

Plans are currently in place for the new service to be in place by August 1, 2017.

Contact:  Terry Doyle,
CAO

Town of Port Hawkesbury
606 Reeves St.  
Port Hawkesbury, NS.
B9A 2R7
(902)625-7890
tdoyle@townofph.ca

 

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