Press Release

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $1.7 Million to Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Jun 18, 2009

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer
and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $1,729,000 U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) grant will be allocated to Syracuse Hancock International
Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate the pavement of Taxiway M South
at Syracuse-Hancock International Airport.

“This federal funding will
help ensure the structural integrity of Syracuse Hancock International,”
said Schumer. “With this grant, the airport can make renovations that will
improve the runway pavement, allowing it to better serve Onondaga County
travelers and greatly improving aviation safety for all. I will continue to
fight for funds that will help keep our airports safe and sustainable for years
to come.”

“This is a great investment for the
Syracuse Hancock International Airport,” Senator Gillibrand said. “These
federal dollars will support job creation and bring critical updates for the
airport. I will continue working with Senator Schumer and the entire
Congressional Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share from the
federal government.”

According to the DOT grant, these
funds will go toward the rehabilitation of Taxiway M South at Syracuse-Hancock
International Airport, as the existing pavement is in very poor condition and
requires rehabilitation to enhance safe airfield operations.