Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $27 Million In Federal Funding For New York Airports

Jul 20, 2023

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $27,348,437 in federal funding for 13 airports across New York State. This federal funding was administered through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and will be used to revitalize airports and enhance airfield safety at airports in Western New York, the Southern Tier, the North Country, the Hudson Valley, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, and the Capital Region.

“From the North Country to the Hudson Valley to Western NY, air travel is vital to the connectivity and success of the Upstate economy, and it is critical that we provide the necessary funding to give our local airports the lift they need fly higher than ever before,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud to deliver this funding that will help much-needed improvements to boost air travel safety and quality for Upstate airports, and I will keep fighting to ensure that communities in every corner of New York State have the funding and resources they need to thrive and soar to new heights.”

“New York’s airports welcome millions of travelers each year and play a crucial role in facilitating tourism and spurring economic growth,” said Senator Gillibrand. “There are necessary improvements that must happen in order to ensure that travelers have the modern facilities they deserve. I am excited to announce this funding and will continue fighting to bring vital modernization and improvements to airports across New York State.”

A full list of recipients is below:

AirportCountyTotal AmountProject Description
Buffalo Niagara InternationalErie $88,040Install Perimeter Fencing not Required by 49 CFR 1542
Buffalo Niagara InternationalErie$96,527Obstructions Marking/Lighting/Removal
Elmira/Corning RegionalChemung$4,381,200Reconstruct Apron
Lake PlacidEssex$488,106Install Weather Reporting Equipment
Malone-DufortFranklin$64,521Install Perimeter Fencing not Required by 49 CFR 1542
New York Stewart InternationalOrange$2,790,323Rehabilitate Runway
Lt Warren EatonChenango$2,327,548Reconstruct Airfield Guidance Signs Rehabilitate Taxiway Rehabilitate Taxiway Lighting
Penn YanYates$150,305Obstructions Marking/Lighting/Removal
Plattsburgh InternationalClinton $355,500Rehabilitate Taxilane Rehabilitate Apron
Plattsburgh InternationalClinton$6,166,858Rehabilitate Apron Rehabilitate Taxiway
Griffiss InternationalOneida$231,984Construct Taxiway
Griffiss InternationalOneida$3,216,478Rehabilitate Apron
Adirondack RegionalFranklin$804,758Acquire Snow Removal Equipment
Schenectady CountySchenectady$378,921Reconstruct Apron Rehabilitate Taxilane Reconstruct Apron Lighting
Watertown InternationalJefferson$871,460Install Runway Vertical/Visual Guidance System
Westchester CountyWestchester$973,127Rehabilitate Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Vehicle
Westchester CountyWestchester$3,962,781Acquire Snow Removal Equipment