Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Airports get CARES grants

Airports along the Gulf Coast are receiving grants from U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes $10 billion in funds to be awarded as economic relief to eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial airports in the region getting money are Mobile Regional Airport, $15.1 million, and Mobile Downtown Airport, $69,000, both in Alabama. In Northwest Florida, Destin-Fort Walton Beach is getting $12.4 million, Pensacola International Airport is getting $11 million, and Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is getting $6.3 million. In Louisiana, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International is receiving $42.8 million and Lakefront in New Orleans is getting $157,000. Gulfport Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Mississippi is getting $21 million. (Source: GCAC, 04/14/20)