Gosar Secures Funding for Kingman Airport Runway Improvements

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Washington, August 14, 2020 | Rory Burke (202-225-2315) | comments

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) and Kingman Mayor Jen Miles made the following statements after the U.S. Department of Transportation finalized a $2.3 million grant to the City of Kingman to be used for improvements to the runway at Kingman Airport. 

"I am pleased to see this much needed funding coming to the City of Kingman. The cities airport is vital to the economy of greater Mohave County and making needed improvements to its runway is essential to its future success. Both general aviation and commercial air travel are critical for the economy of Arizona's fourth congressional district, so today is a day worth celebrating," said Congressman Paul Gosar.   

"The City of Kingman is very appreciative for this federal funding for airport improvements.  Our airport and associated industrial park businesses are critical to our economy. This funding for runway improvement will contribute to our region's ongoing economic vitality.  We thank Congressman Gosar for his strong support of our city and airport," said Mayor Jen Miles. 

Background

The Kingman Municipal Airport has been awarded $2.3 million under the Airport Improvement Program. This airport has a deep history rooted in training Army Air Force aerial gunners in World War II. Today, this airport has two active runways for commercial and business use and also services aircrafts with a top of the line repair station. Additionally, the airport houses an 1,100-acre industrial park which is home to over 70 businesses. This grant will be used to rehabilitate the existing runaways to ensure continual success.
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