FAA Awards $10 Billion in Grants to Nation’s Airports

By Paul Riegler on 14 April 2020
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Statue of a business traveler at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration had begun to dole out $10 billion in grants to U.S. airports as part of the U.S. bailout plan.

The funds are to be used by airports to support operations during a period of historically low levels of travel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” said the transportation secretary, Elaine Chao.

The funds went to 22 airports including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which received $339 million; Los Angeles International Airport, which received $324 million; and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, which got $299 million.

Some $411 million went to 76 airports in New York State, including $103 million to LaGuardia and $193 million to John F. Kennedy International.

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