"We will come back stronger than ever," Spirito said. "We want to make sure that this is a key economic tool for the state of Mississippi Gulf coast."
>>Contact: Ken Spirito, Gulfport-Biloxi airport, (228) 863-5951.
Post-Katrina Airline Operations
* AirTran: 1 out of 4 flights
* Delta Air Lines: Less than 9 flights
* Continental: 2 out of 5 flights
* Northwest: 2 of 3 flights
Source: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport
Gulfport-Biloxi Airport, Stennis Airport and Wiggins' Dean Griffin Airport will use the DOT money to fix terminals, hangars, taxiways and fencing.
Damage to gates and other difficulties have cut service down to 10 flights a day coming and going. There were 21 flights a day before the storm.
Delta spokeswoman Chris Kelly said the resumption of commercial service to the main New Orleans airport will depend on when officials there reopen it for commercial use.