The Moosomin Airport is receiving $275,000 through the province’s Community Airport Partnership (CAP) program.
Administrator for the R.M. of Moosomin Kendra Lawrence says the airport is currently used by a local flying club and some businesses.
“With the new, upgraded runway, we will see the availability to increase health and welfare with air ambulance being able to land in our area.”
Lawrence says this money will be used in a variety of areas for the airport.
“Phase one will be the construction the runway, and then the second phase will be paving that facility,” Lawrence said. “Third would probably be the installation of lighting to facilitate night-landing if necessary.”
There are also plans for Area Navigation (RNAV) to equip pilots with better navigation and faster flight times, and an Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) to increase accuracy and quality for weather data and detection, which provides pilots with additional necessary information.