More federal funding slated for Perry-Warsaw Airport | Business

PERRY — An additional $13,000 in federal funding has been allocated for Perry-Warsaw Airport.

The money was announced Monday by Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. It was part of $2,454,304 in federal funding for 12 airports statewide.

“Air travel is vital to the connectivity and success of the Upstate economy, which is why, as New York continues down the road to recovery, I fought tooth and nail in negotiations to get airports the funding they need to keep services running,” Schumer said in a news release.

“Airports serve important functions in many communities, especially in more rural areas, connecting people to the rest of the world and allowing for economic opportunities to land,” he said. “I will continue to fight for federal funding to keep our airports open and operational and to make sure Upstate New York has the help it needs to revive and thrive.”