Fairbanks International Airport receives nearly 14 million dollars under Airport Improvement Program

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 8:38 PM AKDT|Updated: Sep. 5, 2020 at 4:52 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded nearly 14 million dollars to Fairbanks International Airport. This grant was supplied under the Airport Improvement Program, which supplies funding for airports to make all manner of improvements to their infrastructure, such as replacing or updating aging electrical systems, and further enhancing public safety.

We spoke with Melissa Stepovich, who told us “Fairbanks International Airport received an FAA grant, which involves Cares Act grants as well, which will help improve the general aviation side of our airport. The improvements will consist of runway, lighting, fencing. The project is to take place summer 2021 and there will be no disruption to commercial aviation out of the terminal here.”

She said the improvements should not impact upcoming travel plans, and when completed will provide a safer, more up to date airport.

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