Canada's air sector depends on its airports. Canada has 26 airports as part of the national airports system, 726 certified airports that support scheduled and non-scheduled flights, and 1,700 aerodromes that support takeoffs and landings.
Transport Canada sets and enforces all airport safety and security standards, and certifies and regulates all airports.
Canada's National Airports System currently handles 95 per cent of air travellers in Canada. These airports are for the most part owned by Transport Canada and managed by Canadian Airport Authorities. They link the country coast to coast and around the world, and are important to Canada's trade and travel industries, national prosperity and international competitiveness.
Transport Canada acts as steward of airport property by overseeing airports whose operations have been transferred to Canadian Airport Authorities.
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