Walla Walla Airport Awarded $1.28M for Equipment, Improvements

July 10, 2024

Jul. 9—Walla Walla Regional Airport recently received almost $1.3 million through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program.

Walla Walla's airport was one of 28 across Washington state that benefited from the funding.

A total of $47 million was distributed among the 28 airports.

The AIG program, along with the Airport Terminal Program, was established through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in 2021. This year, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration announced its seventh round of AIG funding, which granted $289 million distributed among 129 airports across the country.

The airport in Walla Walla received $700,000 from the AIG program to rehabilitate an apron, which is also called a tarmac or ramp, and is where planes park for loading and unloading, maintenance and refueling.

An additional $497,484 was given to Walla Walla Regional Airport from the AIG program to purchase snow removal equipment. Another $87,395 was given from the AIP, also for snow removal equipment.

The airport also recently completed its terminal renovation project that cost about $2.1 million. It was the first time the terminal had been updated since 2000.


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