N.H. DELEGATION ANNOUNCES $7 MILLION FOR MANCHESTER AIRPORT
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Judd Gregg and John Sununu (R-NH) and Congressmen Charles Bass and Jeb Bradley (R-NH) today announced that the Manchester Airport will receive $7,091,627 in federal funds from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used for two projects at the airport: $6,376,627 to rehabilitate portions of Runway 6/24; and $715,000 to construct a storage building to house sand used in snow removal operations.
The Delegation stated, "Manchester Airport is a crucial transportation asset for New Hampshire and the entire New England region. The airport has gone through amazing growth over the past decade, and it continues to make great strides to provide access and service for travelers. These funds will be used to make upgrades at Manchester Airport, which are important for the continued success of the facility."
Kevin Dillon, Manchester Airport Director, stated, "We applaud the efforts of New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation as they continue their work on behalf of Manchester Airport. These additional federal funds will enable the airport to complete a very important infrastructure project designed to enhance runway safety. The improvements to Runway 06/24 will allow the airport to continue to fulfill its mission as the premier commercial passenger and cargo airport serving northern New England. Time and time again, our leadership in Washington has demonstrated its strong support and commitment to Manchester Airport and the citizens of New Hampshire."