Two north Iowa airports will get a share of $100 million in state funding to modernize and strengthen Iowa’s air transportation system.
Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday the Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Fund will distribute $90 million based on passenger numbers from 2019 and the remaining $10 million will be split equally among the Mason City Municipal Airport, the Waterloo Regional Airport and six other airports across the state.
The airports will be able to apply for funding for update and expansion projects such as terminal construction and renovations, parking structure construction, and hangar construction. Iowa received the $100 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
The Governor’s Office says Iowa’s airport system supported 2.2 million passengers and 142 million pounds of cargo in 2019, prior to the pandemic.