ROME, N.Y. – Griffiss International Airport is one of five airports awarded federal relief funding to help recover from economic losses sustained throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The airport was awarded $267,300 to help support rehabilitation projects and enhance safety practices.
Reviving travel and tourism will help many areas recover economically from the pandemic, and this money aims to help airports that have lost substantial revenue over the past year.
“As New Yorkers continue battling the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot leave airports behind,” said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. “Airports, travel, and tourism will be a critical part of our economic recovery. This federal funding will provide New York State’s local airports with the resources needed to increase safety standards and improve lighting, taxiways, and aprons so we’re fully prepared when travel takes off.”
The funds were allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration, under the Department of Transportation.
The following airports were also awarded funds:
- Plattsburgh International Airport in Clinton County: $765,000
- Dunkirk Airport in Chautauqua County: $90,000
- Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Erie County: $650,000
- Cortland County Airport: $1,875,000