The Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced that 11 airports in Virginia will share more than $19 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding. U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-Va.) said the money was authorized in the December 2020 emergency relief bill.
In a joint statement, the senators said, “We are happy to announce that these funds will go towards supporting 11 airports in Virginia. While we work to get folks vaccinated and the economy back on track, these dollars will help ensure that our regional airports have what they need to continue combating COVID-19 and serving travelers.”
According to federal officials, the $19,155,185 will be distributed as follows:
- Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport in Albemarle County: $2,928,978
- Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper County: $23,000
- Louisa County/Freeman Field Airport in Louisa County: $13,000
- Lynchburg Regional Airport in Campbell County: $1,261,006
- Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News: $1,951,578
- Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk: $5,768,825
- Richmond International Airport in Henrico County: $6,143,825
- Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport in Augusta County: $1,005,973
- Stafford Regional Airport in Stafford County: $13,000
- Warrenton-Fauquier Airport in Fauquier County: $23,000
- Winchester Regional Airport in Frederick County: $23,000
These funds will help airports cover costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitization, janitorial services, debt service payments, and efforts to combat the spread of pathogens.
Story credit: Virginia Department of Aviation; https://doav.virginia.gov/calendar-and-news/news/2021-march/$19-million-to-support-11-airports-in-virginia/