Aviation Board Awards Nearly $22 Million to Support Virginia Airports
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Virginia Aviation Board has awarded nearly $22 million in funding to support Virginia’s 66 public-use airports. A public-use airport is one that is available for use by the general public without a requirement for prior approval of the airport owner or operator, as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
“Aviation contributes $23 billion to the Virginia economy annually, and transports more than 8.3 million tourists to our Commonwealth each year,” said Governor Northam. “This funding will support critical infrastructure upgrades and enhance the operations of our airports, which will in turn improve travel for all Virginians and bring even more visitors on board to visit Virginia.”