Lanai Airport gets $10M in federal money for runway improvements

Lanai Airport gets $10M in federal money for runway improvements
Lanai Airport is getting millions from the federal government for improvements. (Source: Airports.Hawaii.Gov)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Lanai’s airport is getting $10 million in federal funds for improvement work.

The U.S. Department of Transportation grant is part of $779 million dollars in funding for more than 100 airports, nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

“This supplemental funding allows us to invest in important infrastructure needs at the nation’s airports, especially those serving smaller and rural communities,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.

The money for the Lanai City Airport will be used for a runway pavement improvement project.

The FAA announced the distribution of funds Wednesday.

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