Federal government provides funding to airports

WNYT Staff
Created: April 15, 2020 01:00 AM

The federal government is freeing up funding to keep airports around the U.S. running during the pandemic.    

It's giving out $10 billion in emergency aid to save airport jobs. More than $400 million of that goes to airports in New York state.    

Albany International Airport is getting more than $15 million.    

In a statement, the airport's CEO says they are most grateful for the funding.

He says it will be “dedicated to assisting the airport pay for operating costs, which have been impacted by a 95% decrease in passenger traffic and to assist the Authority meet its long and short-term debt obligations.”      

Also, $69,000 will go to each of these airports: Columbia County Airport, Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Glens Falls, Schenectady County Airport and Saratoga County Airport.


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