Funding Announced for Airports in Acadiana
September 21, 2016
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  • More than $10 million is headed to two Airports in Acadiana. Congressman Charles Boustany announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration awarded $13,026,644 in federal funding to improved runway safety at the Lafayette Regional Airport.

    Boustany said “Lafayette Regional Airport is a critical center for commercial travel and industrial transportation in South Louisiana. This funding will help to increase safety and ensure continued economic growth in the region.”

    The Congressman also announced $90,000 was awarded to Acadiana Regional Airport for funding for the widening of the taxiway.  The taxiway widening will assist in accommodating larger aircraft in compliance with FAA design standards.

    Boustany said: “Acadiana Regional Airport serves as a vital hub for commerce and industry throughout the region. This funding is critical to ensuring compliance with FAA guidelines for accommodating large aircraft, helping to maximize the airport’s economic potential in Acadiana.”

    Jason Devillier, Airport Director for the Iberia Parish Airport Authority, said: “With this grant, planning is now underway that will assure Acadiana Regional Airport as the premier airport for heavy, wide body aircraft in the Gulf region. The direct involvement and personal attention of Congressman Boustany and his first-class staff has put this all in motion; we thank him for his support and for sharing our vision.”