Mar 11 2004

Graham Announces $8.3 Million for Charleston Airport

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Charleston County Aviation Authority will receive an $8,334,245 grant to be used at the Charleston International Airport.   The funds will be used for expanding the general aviation apron to accommodate larger numbers of general aviation aircraft. Funds will also be used for improvements and modifications to the terminal building including construction of rain covered walkways to public parking areas.   “This award will directly benefit Charleston’s ability to attract new business and continue to make the city one of the best tourist destinations in America” said Graham.  “It’s very good news for the Charleston area.”   The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.   ####