SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Eight San Diego County airports are being given nearly $92 million to deal with the economic effects of the coronavirus.
To help airports across the U.S. deal with the slowdown in traffic and operations, the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving about $1.1 billion to 188 airports in California. The grant is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“This $10 billion in emergency resources will help fund the continued operations of our nation’s airports during this crisis and save workers’ jobs,” said DOT Secretary Elaine Chao.
In San Diego, airports receiving money include:
- San Diego International Airport: $91,221,894
- Brown Field Municipal: $157,000
- Gillespie Field: $157,000
- McClellan-Palomar Airport: $157,000
- Montgomery-Gibbs Executive: $69,000
- Ramona Airport: $69,000
- Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield: $30,000
- Fallbrook Community Airpark: $30,000
- Borrego Valley Airport: $20,000
The money is meant to help airports with operations and to replace any lost revenue resulting due to declining passenger traffic because of COVID-19.
The funds from the CARE Act can be used for airport capital expenditures, airport operating expenses including payroll and utilities, and airport debt payments.