The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced roughly 187 million USD in grants to modernise airports across the US.

Funded as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) programme, the offerings are part of a 25 billion USD pot for the airport sector set aside for improvements such as terminal expansion and baggage system upgrades.

Today’s funding is from the Airport Infrastructure Grant program, one of three aviation grant programs created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Thus far, nearly 9 billion USD has been made available to airports throughout the US.

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, said:

Millions of people fly every day, and making sure passengers can get to and from their destinations safely, and with less stress, has been a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration.

The funding we're announcing today will help 91 airports make critical upgrades to improve travel and further modernize our aviation infrastructure.

The sixth round of funding to be announced, airports selected to receive the grants include:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Michigan (61.8 million USD)
  • San Diego International Airport in California (23.5 million USD)
  • Kodiak Airport in Alaska (19.7 million USD)
  • Pittsburgh International Airport in Pennsylvania (20.5 million USD)
  • Portland International Jetport in Maine (8.1 million USD)

A full list of AIG grants being announced is available on the FAA website.


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