The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that the Billings Logan
International Airport would be eligible for $12,721,011 of CARES Act funding to be used
to offset any eligible Airport costs incurred after January 20, 2020. The Act included $10
billion to help airports get through the COVID-19 pandemic. With little or no passenger
traffic, almost all airports have seen their revenues slashed substantially.
Kevin Ploehn, Director of Aviation and Transit, commented, “This definitely helps to offset
the revenue losses that the Airport has been incurring since the COVID-19 pandemic basically ended passenger travel in America. The anticipated year long effects that we were forecasting generated some very large revenue losses that were going to be difficult to offset. This is definitely good news for Billings and its Airport.”
The FAA indicated today that they will award funds on an expedited basis and encouraged
airports to spend funds expeditiously.