Strong Secures $7 Million for Huntsville International Airport

February 15, 2024

***Huntsville International Airport is forwarding this release by Congressman Dale Strong***

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2024) – Representative Dale W. Strong is pleased to announce a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $7 million that will go towards terminal improvements at Huntsville International Airport.

The grant funds were awarded from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Airport Terminal Program. The grant will fund eligible portions of renovations at the airport such as the expansion of the concourse for new ADA compliant restrooms, a new nursing room, terminal escalators, and expansion of the terminal public area near the ticket counters.

In announcing the grant awards, Representative Strong stated the following:

“The FAA’s continued investment in Huntsville International will greatly improve travelers’ experience as they come and go from North Alabama’s airport. It is

crucial that the airport continue supporting economic development efforts and serve as a reliable transportation hub for those in North Alabama and Southern Tennessee. As your Representative, I am always proud to see our hard-earned tax dollars returned home,” said Representative Dale Strong.

Huntsville International Airport was recently recognized as the No. 2 Best Small Airport in the U.S. Huntsville is the fastest-growing metro area in Alabama and is the state’s largest city.

This announcement follows a $4.1 million dollar grant award that Representative Strong secured for Huntsville International in November.

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***Comment from Huntsville International Airport***

“We are grateful to Congressman Dale Strong for understanding the transportation needs of our growing community and for the support that these grant funds represent,” said Butch Roberts, CEO of The Port of Huntsville, of which Huntsville International Airport is an operating entity. “This $7 million will go a long way in helping us enhance our terminal restrooms and improve the comfort of our passengers in our airport.”

The Concourse Restroom Renovation and Expansion project will replace existing mid-concourse restrooms with new ADA-compliant restrooms that prioritize functionality, inclusivity and sustainability and feature LED lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures. Additionally, the restroom expansion will include a family restroom with infant facilities, a companion care room with assisted adult facilities, and a lactation suite. Construction is expected to begin in April and last 10 months. During the construction phase, existing restrooms in the southern portion of the terminal will remain for use.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), under DOT, oversees the $5 billion Airport Terminal Program grant distribution program which is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.


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About Huntsville International Airport

Huntsville International Airport (HSV) located in Huntsville, Alabama, serves more than 1.4 million passengers annually with commercial air service to 13 nonstop destinations provided by legacy carriers American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines, ultra low-cost carrier Breeze Airways, and regional airline Silver. HSV is an operating entity of the Port of Huntsville along with the International Intermodal Center, Jetplex Industrial Park and Huntsville International Spaceport, and four contract operations including Foreign Trade Zone No. 83, a fixed base operator, the Four Points by Sheraton hotel and Sunset Landing Golf Course. The Port of Huntsville is governed by an Airport Authority with a five-member Board of Directors. Notable features at HSV include two parallel runways at 10,000 feet and 12,600 feet with a 5,000-foot separation allowing for simultaneous operations during instrument conditions. Learn more at flyhuntsville.com.