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Lafayette Airport to receive $10.5M in funding for improvements

Posted at 1:37 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 15:17:31-04

Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $10.5 million to make taxiway improvements. The funding is coming from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Congress provided the FAA with additional funding to issue grants for selected, authorized projects.

Congressman Higgins released the following statement:

“This is a hard-fought investment in South Louisiana’s infrastructure. With a new terminal under construction and airfield improvements on the way, Lafayette Regional is one of the fastest growing airports in Louisiana. These enhancements will generate new commercial activity, greater travel and tourism, and more economic growth in Acadiana.”

Sen. John Kennedy released the following statement:

“The Baton Rouge and Lafayette airports bring thousands of people to Louisiana every year and serve as hub for commerce, tourism and the last stop on the way back home,” said Sen. Kennedy “These grants will help fund projects that will improve the functionality and efficiency of both airports.  Baton Rouge and Lafayette are growing.  Their airports need to grow with them.”
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will receive a $15 million grant.