Atlantic Canadian airports call for federal help to stay viable during COVID-19 outbreak

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The association for Atlantic Canada's airports says they are going to need help from Ottawa to remain viable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It says with a massive drop in passenger traffic, estimates peg operational revenue loss for the region's airports at between 92 and 118-million dollars in 2020.

To limit losses, the association says airports are cutting operating budgets and cancelling capital programs.

The airports are urging the federal government to provide both relief for cash flow for small airports and relief on airport rent for the next year as part of the nation's overall economic recovery.