Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the Portland International Jetport has been awarded $6,785,505 through the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding will be used to expand the Jetport’s central deicing pad, which will provide overnight aircraft parking and an aircraft holding area.
“The Portland International Jetport is an essential piece of Maine’s transportation network, serving more than two million people last year alone,” said Senator Collins. “This investment will help the Jetport’s infrastructure keep pace with the significant passenger growth it has experienced in recent years and ensure that the airport continues to provide safe, efficient service to Mainers and visitors to our state.”
This funding will enable the Portland Jetport to have three concurrent deicing aprons, one hold over apron, and one “remain overnight” apron. This will help the Jetport remain on schedule and handle increased flight traffic during Maine winters.