MANCHESTER, NH – On Tuesday, New Hampshire’s congressional delegation announced that $15.2 million in federal funding for New Hampshire’s airports, with $12.1 million slated for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Last Friday, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting the federal government to take action to protect New Hampshire’s airports as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the nation’s commercial aviation system.
“Our airport in Manchester is a major employer for our region and a significant economic driver for our state,” said Congressman Pappas. “This pandemic is disrupting operations and threatens the long-term progress that was underway at MHT.”
The funds are available to keep airport workers employed, keep the airport’s credit ratings stable and keeping safe and reliable operation of the airport readily available to help support the region’s economy.
“I’d like to thank New Hampshire’s federal delegation for securing over $12 million for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport,” said Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig. “Airports nationwide have seen a significant decline in airport traffic as a result of COVID-19, and this funding will help to ensure Manchester-Boston Regional Aiport will be able to offset revenue shortfalls during this crisis.”