WINNIPEG — Airlines departing from Manitoba to a destination outside North American can soon obtain a fuel tax rebate.
The rebate on taxable jet fuel purchases is effective July 1 for all regularly scheduled commercial passenger flights.
“Manitoba already offers a fuel tax rebate for international cargo flights and we’re pleased to extend this opportunity to airlines offering commercial passenger flights,” Premier Greg Selinger said.
“This new initiative will make Manitoba a destination for airline services, providing stronger economic opportunities in the province.”
The rebate will be 3.2 cents/litre on jet fuel purchases made in the province.
Flights with a destination outside North America, including Hawaii, will be eligible for the rebate. The rebate will not apply to charter flights or passenger flights to the United States, Mexico or the Caribbean.
Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport sees approximately 198 passenger flights arrive and depart each day.