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More federal funding comes to the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown

Sen. Carper & officials (Submitted Photo)
The Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown is getting additional federal dollars to continue improvements.

Expansion of Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown continues thanks to a pair of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. 


Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) joined airport and Sussex County representatives last week to accept just over $660,000 in federal funding. 

$150,000 will be used for general airport operations. 

$516,727 is earmarked to update the airport’s plan to extend its runway form 5,500 to 6,000 feet. The larger runway will allow larger planes to land at Delaware Coastal Airport, which officials say is needed to promote business growth in the area.


Carper points out the FAA has already invested more than $40 million dollars, resulting in expansion that helped lure new business to the region.

The Delaware Coastal Airport is owned by the Sussex County Council and currently serves as a transportation gateway for numerous businesses and corporations around the country. 


Council President Michael Vincent points out the master plan update and other improvements are critical to ensuring the airport remains a competitive and attractive option for the flying public and business community.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.