N.S. to re-establish air service at Yarmouth International Airport

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YARMOUTH, N.S. A major entry point and transportation link for Nova Scotia will offer air service once again.

The province will provide $2 million to help re-establish air service at Yarmouth International Airport.

Richard Hurlburt, minister of Service Nova Scotia and municipal relations, made the announcement Tuesday in Yarmouth.

The fund will operate for five years to help bring two daily flights from Yarmouth to Halifax and Yarmouth to Portland, Maine, starting in February.

The service will be run by Starlink Aviation.

The estimated annual demand for the Yarmouth to Halifax service is nearly 10,000 passengers per year.

This is the kind of investment we envision to help create new business opportunities and prosperity in rural areas across Nova Scotia, Hurlburt said in a news release.

Today, we have demonstrated the proof of the governments commitment to support vital transportation links in southwest Nova Scotia.

Martin Pink, chair of the Yarmouth International Airport Corp. board, said hes pleased with the move.

Re-establishing air service in Yarmouth through Starlink will boost business and the tourism industry in the region, said Pink.

The province said extensive studies were done by the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Portland Jetport on the potential demand for connecting services to Yarmouth and Portland.

The cost for a two-way fare from Yarmouth to Halifax is estimated at $300.





Organizations: Yarmouth International Airport, Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Geographic location: YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia, Halifax Portland, Maine Portland

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