MHT Airport receiving $12.1 million in federal funds

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MHT Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (credit – Andrew Sylvia)

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.”

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport remains open for essential travel and cargo transportation services.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.