Durbin, Duckworth Announce $673,000 For Veterans Airport Of Southern Illinois

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion will receive $673,000 from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The funding will be the final reimbursement on the recently completed new airline terminal project.  

“Investing in our airports is key to Illinois’ economic success,” Durbin said. “The funding announced today will help modernize our aviation infrastructure and improve the experience for Southern Illinois travelers. I will continue working with Senator Duckworth to bring these important investments to our state.”

“Investing in our airports boosts the local economy and strengthens our state’s transportation systems,” Duckworth said. “This funding will help ensure Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois has the necessary resources to improve operations and support local jobs. I will continue to advocate for federal funding that makes our aviation system safer and more reliable and a driver of economic development in Southern Illinois.” 

“This funding completes a ten-year $15 million investment that has provided southern Illinois a modern airline terminal facility for years to come,” said airport director Doug Kimmel.