The Greater Binghamton Airport is getting $585,703 in Federal funds to extend and rehabilitate the taxiway, taxiway lighting and reconstruct airfield guidance signage.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao has announced over $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants.  

Also in the region, Ithaca Tompkins Airport is getting $150,290 to install aircraft navigational aids and Sidney Municipal Airport is being awarded $70,000 to conduct a study.


Many smaller and regional airports with limited service have especially been experiencing difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic as boardings abruptly dropped off during the outbreak in the spring. 

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While the passenger service business is slowly clawing its way back, the smaller airfields, like the Greater Binghamton Airport that only has one passenger flight a day on Delta to Detroit, have seen a jump in commercial air traffic.  Flights for things like Amazon and other package delivery businesses have been full as more people locked down during the pandemic turned to online shopping.