Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $23 Million In Federal Funding For New York Airports

Jun 16, 2023

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $23,455,963 in federal funding for 13 New York airports, including $9,294,391 for the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and will be used to revitalize airports and enhance airfield safety.

“This significant federal investment will allow New York’s airports make much-needed improvements and help our local economies take off,” said Senator Schumer. “From Buffalo to Binghamton to Syracuse to Long Island, our local airports are gateways to the world, and I am proud to deliver this $23-plus million in federal funding that will give New York travelers the modern facilities they deserve and to help our economies soar and reach new heights.”

“New York’s airports serve millions of travelers each year,” said Senator Gillibrand. “They need to be safe, modern, and efficient in order to facilitate tourism and spur local economic growth, and that requires continued upgrades. I’m proud to be delivering these funds and I’ll keep fighting for resources to revitalize our airports.”

“Syracuse Hancock International Airport proudly serves as the safe, secure, and efficient gateway to Central New York and beyond,” said Syracuse Regional Airport Authority Executive Director Jason Terreri. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of Senator Gillibrand, Senator Schumer, and all congressional leaders who continue to advocate for funding to maintain critical airport infrastructure such as our taxiways.”

A full list of recipients is below:

Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field$5,434,098Construct/Extend/Improve Safety Area
Greater Binghamton/Edwin A Link Field$1,000,000Construct/Extend/Improve Safety Area
Niagara Falls International$260,110Conduct Airport Related Environmental Assessment/Plan/Study
Buffalo Niagara International$1,485,109Update Airport Master Plan or Study, Conduct or Update Miscellaneous Study
Syracuse Hancock International$9,294,391Rehabilitate Taxiway Lighting
Cattaraugus County-Olean$137,484Rehabilitate Apron, Construct or Improve Parking Lot
Canandaigua$334,800Obstructions Marking/Lighting/Removal
Joseph Y Resnick$399,922Rehabilitate Taxilane
Columbia County$249,355Rehabilitate Apron
Columbia County$91,398Reconstruct Taxiway Lighting
Long Island MacArthur$2,711,717Rehabilitate Terminal Building
Malone-Dufort$90,640Conduct or Update Miscellaneous Study
Massena International-Richards Field$966,128Reconstruct Taxiway Lighting, Install Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System, Reconstruct Airfield Guidance Signs
Adirondack Regional$175,048Expand Apron
Ticonderoga Municipal$825,763Rehabilitate Runway