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FAA Says U.S. Airports Will Get $8B in Pandemic Relief

The Federal Aviation Administration will be issuing $8 billion in federal grants to airports to aid in recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Most of this money is to go to larger airports with commercial airline services with $6.5 billion to be shared based on passenger boarding plus $800 million to companies running concessions out of airport terminals.

In order to be elligible for this money, airports have to have maintain at least 90% of their pre-COVID staff.

The FAA said several hundred airports will get grant money, including these in Arkansas:

  • $10.6 million for Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock
  • $9 million for Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Highfill (Benton County)
  • $1.7 million for Fort Smith Regional Airport
  • $1.2 million for Texarkana Regional Airport/Webb Field
  • $148,000 for Jonesboro Municipal Airport
  • $59,000 for Springdale Municipal Airport

Other grants include:

  • $175.7 million for Seattle-Tacoma International
  • $115 million for Philadelphia International
  • $74.3 million for Daniel K. Inouye International in Honolulu
  • $56.2 million for St. Louis Lambert International
  • $50.6 million for Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina

See full article from Arkansas Business here.