September 06, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Plattsburgh International Airport Is Set To Receive More Than $3.1 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding To Renovate Hangar Buildings

Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Plattsburgh International Airport is set to receive $3,176,686 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds to help renovate two hangar buildings at the airport.

“This is great news for the passengers and pilots that fly in and out of Plattsburgh International Airport every day,” said Schumer. “With this funding, this airport can make renovations that will ensure passenger safety and the smooth operation of the facility. I will continue to fight for funds like these that promote safety at all New York airports.”

“This is an important investment for Plattsburgh International,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These federal dollars will help support infrastructure upgrades to improve the airport and provide better service for travelers.”

This grant is being funded under the Airport Improvement Program's Military Airport Program and will provide funding to complete Phase III of the renovation of two hangar buildings at the airport.