Pulliam Airport Receives $18M In Federal Coronavirus Funds
Flagstaff’s Pulliam Airport will receive $18.1 million in grant funding as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act passed by Congress last month.
The CARES Act earmarked funds for U.S. airports to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 and the money is designated for operational costs and infrastructure improvements.
“With increased flights and enplanements, it is one of the fastest-growing airports in the state,” said Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans in a press release. “These critical funds will be used to help us stay afloat in an environment where the travel industry—and the airline industry—has been decimated by the COVID-19 outbreak. The flexibility in the use of these funds will allow us to retain employees, spend these important funds on capital and operations, pay utilities and help us keep afloat until people can start traveling consistently.”
According to city officials, they haven’t yet decided how exactly the money will be spent, but they say it’ll be used for ongoing needs and capital improvement projects at Pulliam.