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Canada s airports likely to hike passenger fees as need for upgrades rise in the wake of pandemic

Canada s airports likely to hike passenger fees as need for upgrades rise in the wake of pandemic
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OTTAWA – Canada’s airports are facing the bill for long-recommended upgrades just as COVID-19 has decimated their revenues and passengers could end up covering the costs when planes take off again.

In early March, before the pandemic was front and centre, the government published new regulations calling for the extension of emergency overshoot areas at major airport runways. The overshoots, called runway end safety areas (RESA), exist at airports around the world and are designed for emergencies when planes run out of room while landing.
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