Underutilized Maritime airport seeks to grow industrial and cargo operations

Published: 3 February 2023

When it comes to passenger volume, the Saint John Airport doesn't crack the top 20 airports in Canada. And though Saint John is New Brunswick’s largest city, it has seen some of its flights migrate to Moncton, which is more convenient for many Maritime travelers. But the Saint John Airport wants to grow in a different direction: it is seeking partners for a logistics park, and hopes to attract industrial operations like air cargo, ground transportation, and aircraft maintenance. “It’s a very good idea,” says Desautels Prof. Karl Moore in an interview with the CBC. “It’s quite entrepreneurial and clever. If there are going to be fewer flights, this may be something the airport can do to serve the community and to pay for itself.”

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