Virginia airports get relief from CARES Act

CARES Act funding will go to provide relief to 47 airports across the Commonwealth.

The CARES Act, which was supported by Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, includes $10 billion in funds for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to provide relief for eligible U.S. airports affected by the prevention, preparation, and response surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The funding will be distributed as follows:

Locality Airport Name Funding Amount:
Abingdon Virginia Highlands $69,000
Arlington Ronald Reagan Washington National $85,708,037
Ashland Hanover County Municipal $30,000
Blacksburg Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive $69,000
Brookneal Brookneal/Campbell County $1,000
Charlottesville-Albemarle Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport $6,279,972
Chesapeake Chesapeake Regional $69,000
Chesapeake Hampton Roads Executive $69,000
Chesterfield Richmond Executive-Chesterfield County $69,000
Culpeper Culpeper Regional $30,000
Danville Danville Regional $69,000
Dublin New River Valley $30,000
Dulles Washington Dulles International $143,395,227
Farmville Farmville Regional $30,000
Front Royal Front Royal-Warren County $30,000
Halifax William M Tuck $20,000
Highland Springs Richmond International $18,814,584
Hillsville Twin County $20,000
Hot Springs Ingalls Field $20,000
Isle of Wight Franklin Regional $30,000
Jonesville Lee County $20,000
Leesburg Leesburg Executive $69,000
Louisa Louisa County/Freeman Field $30,000
Luray Luray Caverns $30,000
Manassas Manassas Regional/Harry P Davis Field $157,000
Mattaponi Middle Peninsula Regional $30,000
Melfa Accomack County $30,000
Moonlight Emporia-Greensville Regional $1,000
Newport News Newport News/Williamsburg International $4,135,878
Norfolk Norfolk International $19,847,270
Orange Orange County $30,000
Quinton New Kent County $30,000
Richlands Tazewell County $20,000
Roanoke Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional/Woodrum Field $20,709,748
Smyth (County) Mountain Empire $30,000
South Hill Mecklenburg-Brunswick Regional $30,000
Spencer Blue Ridge $69,000
Stafford Stafford Regional $30,000
Suffolk Suffolk Executive $30,000
Sutherland Dinwiddie County $30,000
Tangier Tangier Island $20,000
Tappahannock Tappahannock-Essex County $30,000
Timberlake Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field $6,647,475
Warrenton Warrenton-Fauquier $69,000
Weyers Cave Shenandoah Valley Regional $2,652,201
Winchester Winchester Regional $69,000
Wise Lonesome Pine $30,000

CARES Act funding will allow airports to meet ongoing needs including retaining workers, managing operation and maintenance, and paying for cleaning supplies in the midst of severe financial challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Sens. Warner and Kaine have fought for increased investments to infrastructure, including for Virginia’s airports, and have pushed back against the Trump Administration’s suggested budget cuts to the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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