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Orlando International Airport Receives $5 Million FAA Grant

Orlando International Airport. Photo: Renata Sago.
Orlando International Airport. Photo: Renata Sago.

Orlando International is one of four Florida airports receiving nearly $20 million in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA announced Orlando International Airport will received $5.2 million dollars of improvement grant money earmarked for a taxiway rehabilitation project.

In a statement, Florida US Senator Bill Nelson says the grant is critical to helping airports meet the demand of an ever-increasing number of travelers.

Over the past year, there’s been a five percent increase in traffic and more than 42 million passengers traveled through Orlando International.

Other airports in Florida receiving the grants: Key West International, Tampa International and Zephyrhills Municipal. The FAA announced grant awards to Daytona Beach International Airport and Space Coast Regional Airport earlier this month.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program. Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."