WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Lafayette Regional Airport will receive $11.8 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to help with the construction of a new 100,000 square foot terminal building. This federal funding is a significant investment in Louisiana’s air transportation industry and in Lafayette’s regional economy.
“This federal grant is a great win for Lafayette and its residents,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This expansion project will create jobs and promote more air travel in the region. Air travel is a vital component to growing businesses and tourism. This grant will greatly benefit the Acadiana economy.”