Brownsville receives $2.6 million for completion of new airport

Congressman Filemon Vela, D, Brownsville, announced today that the City of Brownsville was awarded an additional $2,656,421 in entitlement funds from the Federal Aviation Administration through the Airport Improvement Program.

The federal funds will be used to complete the final stage of the Brownsville South Padre International Airport renovations by reconstructing 20,700 square yards of the existing terminal apron pavement. These funds are part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) of 2020.

“I was happy to assist the City of Brownsville in securing federal funds from the FAA,” said Vela. “The City of Brownsville has worked tirelessly to ensure the completion of the improved Brownsville South Padre Island Airport. I am glad to hear that final steps will soon be completed and those traveling to and from South Texas will be able to experience this new and enhanced terminal.”