09.29.21

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND DELIVER OVER $12 MILLION IN FEDERAL ECONOMIC RELIEF FOR BUFFALO NIAGARA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & WATERTOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR OPERATIONAL AND MAINTANENCE COSTS

Funding Will Be Used To Rehabilitate Runways, Install Guidance System, And Make Improvements To Terminal Building 

Buffalo Niagara International Receives $10M & Watertown International Receives $2.1M In Federal Funding 

Senators: FAA Funding Helps Upstate Economy Soar

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $12,190,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Watertown International Airport. Specifically, Buffalo Niagara International is receiving $10,000,000 and Watertown International is receiving $2,190,000. The senators said the funding will be used for a variety of airport safety and quality improvement projects, including rehabilitating runways, installing a new guidance system, and making improvements to a terminal building.

“Air travel is vital to the connectivity and success of the Upstate economy, which is why I have fought tooth and nail over the last year and a half to get airports the funding they need to keep services running again,” said Senator Schumer. “Airports serve important functions in many communities, connecting people to the rest of the world and allowing for economic opportunities to land. I will continue to fight for federal funding to keep our airports open and operational and to make sure Upstate New York has the help it needs to revive and thrive.”

“As New York bounces back from the COVID pandemic, air travel and tourism will be a vital part of our economic recovery,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will enable the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and the Watertown International Airport to invest in infrastructure and make much needed safety improvements. I will continue fighting to ensure our upstate airports have the resources they need to remain safe, modern, and efficient.”

AIRPORT

PURPOSE

AMOUNT

Buffalo Niagara International

Rehabilitate Runway

$10,000,000

Watertown International

Install Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System

$2,000,000

Watertown International

Improve/Modify/Rehabilitate Terminal Building

$190,000


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