SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, OWENS ANNOUNCE OVER $6.5 MILLION FOR PLATTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT; FUNDING FOR MAJOR TERMINAL EXPANSION
Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive three grants totaling $6,554,491 from the Federal Aviation Administration. A federal grant of $2,995,891 was awarded for the expansion of the terminal at Plattsburgh International to bring additional flights and business to the airport. An additional $151,200 will be used to rehabilitate existing runways, and a $3,407,400 grant will help the airport complete a water and waste infrastructure project to support the expansion of the terminal and future development.
“This Federal Aviation Administration grant is great news and will ensure that the Plattsburgh International Airport continues to efficiently serve residents, businesses and visitors to the Plattsburgh and Montreal region, all while boosting the area’s economy,” said Senator Schumer. “These new infrastructure projects will create jobs and increase flights that are essential for growth in the area.”