NH Delegation Announce More than $13.5 Million in Federal Funding for Portsmouth International Airport

July 09, 2019

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), announced $13,506,533 in federal funding for a runway reconstruction project at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The project will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“As a joint civil and military use airport, Portsmouth International serves as an important transportation hub for the New Hampshire Seacoast area and is vital to the mission at Pease Air National Guard Base,” said Senator Shaheen. “This is significant funding for New Hampshire that will be put to good use by improving safety conditions at the airport, boosting the operations of military and passenger aircraft and spurring economic growth in our state by easing travel to and from the Seacoast region. Securing federal funding for New Hampshire’s infrastructure projects will continue to be a top priority for me in Congress.”

“I am excited to announce that Portsmouth International Airport at Pease will receive more than 13.5 million in federal dollars to reconstruct the runway to ensure that Pease has a strong and safe transportation infrastructure,” said Senator Hassan. “Not only will this grant boost economic growth in the region and improve the experience of the civilians who use the airport, but it is also vital for supporting operations at Pease Air National Guard Base.”

“Portsmouth International Airport at Pease is an important transportation hub for the Seacoast region, with its flight school, cargo services, and commercial flights,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “This funding to reconstruct runways at Pease will help improve airport efficiency and performance, and it is an investment in our state’s economic wellbeing. I’ll keep working to secure funds to upgrade and strengthen Granite State infrastructure.” 

“Improving service, safety, and efficiency is vital to the health of an airport, and today’s funding announcement is good news for Portsmouth International, which supports Seacoast communities and the National Guard,” said Congressman Pappas. “I’m proud to work alongside Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster in the fight to secure federal funding for critical investments that will move New Hampshire forward.”