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  • Holden
    May 16, 2012 - 16:43

    ????? I pay my grocery too, so what!

  • David
    May 16, 2012 - 14:59

    If you throw enough money into it, a pig could be the next Miss Universe....but St. John's will ever be a dependable, viable airport. It will just bankrupt us saving Townies from the 3-hour bus ride to a real one.

  • Brett
    May 16, 2012 - 14:57

    This improvement will pay for itself shortly. It's amazing that this wasn't done 5-10 years ago.

  • Holden
    May 16, 2012 - 07:49

    And who is going to pay for this? The poor taxpayer?

    • Mr Spencer
      May 16, 2012 - 09:44

      Actually, YYT is going to pay the federal government $1,447,000 this year to "lease" the land the airport sits on. In 2010 YYT also paid $647,000 in municipal taxes. The revenue for these improvements will likely come from the Airport Improvement Fee, the $20 YYT adds on to every departing passenger's ticket price.

    • Eli
      May 16, 2012 - 20:09

      That Airport Fee was originally $5. Then $10, Then 15, and now sits at $20. If those fees are for airport improvement there should be a whole lot more than a surplus of $4 million dollars. I know they've done improvements but I wonder how much the Airport Authority is paying itself. Lay out the expenses so we can see just where it's all going. Next airport improvement fee will probably exceed $30. A rip-off!