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$13.5 million for Portsmouth Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, all D-N.H., on Tuesday announced $13.5 million in federal funding for a runway reconstruction project at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The project will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“As a joint civil and military use airport, Portsmouth International serves as an important transportation hub for the New Hampshire Seacoast area and is vital to the mission at Pease Air National Guard Base,” Shaheen said. “This is significant funding for New Hampshire that will be put to good use by improving safety conditions at the airport, boosting the operations of military and passenger aircraft and spurring economic growth in our state by easing travel to and from the Seacoast

region.”

“I am excited to announce that Portsmouth International Airport at Pease will receive more than $13.5 million in federal dollars to reconstruct the runway to ensure that Pease has a strong and safe transportation infrastructure,” Hassan said.

“Portsmouth International Airport at Pease is an important transportation hub for the Seacoast region, with its flight school, cargo services, and commercial flights,” Kuster said.