FAA to give airports $1 billion for terminals and upgrades

Airports Federal Grants
Posted at 7:58 AM, Jul 07, 2022

The Biden administration says it'll spend nearly $1 billion to upgrade airports around the country.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday the money will go to 85 airports. The projects include $60 million to upgrade the terminal and bag-handling system at the Denver airport and $50 million apiece for Boston’s Logan Airport and Orlando International Airport in Florida.

The main airports in Detroit and Philadelphia will get more than $20 million each to renovate restrooms. The grants are the first installment in $5 billion of airport spending included in a huge infrastructure bill President Joe Biden signed last year. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg touts the spending, saying America's airports need it.

The Associated Press reported that more than 500 airports filed for grants totaling $14 billion.

The upgrades come as demand returns to near pre-pandemic levels.