JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's airports are receiving $11.6 million from the federal government to help with revenue lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This funding will help airports to withstand the drop in traffic from COVID-19 and facilitate economic development as we work to recover," Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said in a statement Friday.
In all, the Federal Aviation Administration awarded $11,622,567 to Mississippi, with the largest grants being:
—Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, Jackson – $3,747,799
—Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport – $2,958,641
—Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Columbus – $1,028,626
—Key Field, Meridian – $1,010,947
—Tupelo Regional Airport, Tupelo – $1,008,459
—Hattiesburg- Laurel Regional Airport, Hattiesburg – $1,006,447