Work to Expand Kingston Airport Begins

Construction has begun on the expansion of Kingston's airport terminal.

Federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced on Thursday, $93,000 in funding for safety improvements at Norman Rogers.  

Work to extend the runway will start later this spring and is expected to be completed later this year.

"I'm so pleased that work is underway on Kingston's airport expansion," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "Part of being a smart and livable 21st century city is making it as easy as possible to travel to and from Kingston. This expansion will benefit both residents and visitors to Kingston and will provide an important boost for our local economy!"

The terminal will be expanded and reconfigured to accommodate up to 103 passengers versus the 30-40 it can serve today.

Click here to view renderings of the new terminal building.

The runway is being extended from 5,000 to 6,000 feet, with 300 feet added at its south end and 700 feet to the north.

"This expansion will help us realize the economic advantages associated with a larger airport and enhanced passenger air services," says Rick Reed, manager, Kingston Airport.

During the $16.1 million upgrade work, the airport will remain open.