WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) announced $9 million in grants from the Department of Transportation for Lafayette Regional Airport and Alexandria International Airport.
A $2.6 million grant for Alexandria International Airport will be used to improve runways and surrounding areas to make them safer. A $6.4 million grant for Lafayette Regional Airport will fund the reconstruction of the airport apron, a place for aircraft to be loaded, unloaded, fueled and parked.
“Our airports are a gateway for thousands of people traveling to and from Louisiana every year,” said Sen. Kennedy. “These grants will ensure the safety of passengers and crews as they come and go through Lafayette and Alexandria.”