Coronavirus Florida: PBIA, county airports to receive $37M in federal aid

Coronavirus Florida: PBIA, county airports to receive $37M in federal aid

Alexandra Clough @acloughpbp Apr 16, 2020 at 1:22 PM The money being sent to Palm Beach International Airport and other aviation fields and facilities is intended for replace lost revenue from declining passenger traffic due to the pandemic. TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service to our readers during the coronavirus outbreak. Please support local journalism by subscribing to The Palm Beach Post. If you want breaking coronavirus news directly in your inbox, sign up for our Coronavirus Newsletter. Palm Beach International Airport is slated to receive $36.6 million in federal assistance as part of Washington’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The money is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), approve dby Congress and signed into law last month by President Donald Trump. Some $10 billion is being awarded to commercial and general aviation airports nationwide, according to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The grants are intended to support continuing operations and replace lost revenue resulting from the falloff in passenger traffic and airport business due to the pandemic. >>Real estate deals in peril amid buyer fears The money can be used for airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses, including payroll and utilities, as well as airport debt payments. Other airports in Palm Beach County are slated for grants as well. Boca Raton Airport is cleared for $157,000; Belle Glade State Municipal is set for $20,000; and North Palm Beach County General Aviation and Palm Beach County Park in Lantana each are earmarked for $69,000. >>Growth rate of cases slowing in Palm Beach County; medical workers furloughed With people fearful of the closer quarters of an airplane, many flights have had numerous empty seats. This has led to numerous flight cancellations as well. >>Food distribution operations […]

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