More jobs coming to airport as ABX Air’s daily cargo flights to Rockford will increase to twice daily by Oct. 1 and four times daily by Dec. 1
It’s the latest multimillion-dollar effort to improve the city’s airport and make it a regional business center. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, and Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, announced the $2,176,238 award today. The money will be used to rebuild the airport’s 1,400-foot Taxiway F.
Earlier this month, the federal government said it will send $6 million to the airport to defray the ongoing $20 million addition of 25,000 square feet to the airport’s passenger terminal. Weeks before that announcement came a $455,000 federal award to the airport for construction of a 30,000-square-yard cargo apron to accommodate air cargo traffic.
“We have a great relationship with Sen. Durbin and Rep. Bustos and this is part of our overall goal to include the Federal Aviation Administration in our planning process,” said Airport Director Mike Dunn.
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