The government of Canada will contribute $100 million to save a rail line that will link Montreal International Airport to downtown.
Flair is set to become the first ultra low-cost Canadian carrier to serve Montreal with an expansion set to begin in July.
Toronto and Montreal, two of Canada’s busiest airports, reported combined losses of more than $600 million in 2020.
Montreal Airports spent $91 million more than it made in the second quarter, reflecting the depths of the global pandemic.
Montreal-Trudeau International warns a multi-billion dollar rail project linking the airport to the rest of the city is at risk without government loans.
Montreal said Thursday it would take advantage of a federal wage subsidy to “ensure the survival of its airport sites.”