The Griffiss International Airport in Rome is getting more than $57,000 out of the $36.5 million in relief funding awarded to New York State to help airports struggling during the pandemic.
Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand helped secure the funding to help keep airports open to support travel and tourism, especially in rural areas.
“As New Yorkers continue battling the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot leave airports behind," said Gillibrand. “Airports, travel, and tourism will be a critical part of our economic recovery and these federal dollars will help airports across Upstate New York continue providing high-quality and safe transit when travel takes off.”
Syracuse Hancock International Airport is also getting more than $4.7 million in funding, while the Albert S. Nader Regional Airport in Oneonta and the Hamilton Municipal Airport in Hamilton will get $13,000 each.