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Carter Announces Savannah Airport Improvement Grant

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Washington, July 20, 2018 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) today announced that the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has received a federal Airport Improvement Program grant in the amount of $4,086,265. 

These funds will be applied to the airport's $13 million Federal Inspection Station project which is currently underway. When complete, this project will provide state of the art facilities for Customs and Border Protection to clear international arrivals at the airport. 

"I am thrilled to announce this federal funding will be directed to our airport," said Carter."This funding will be critical for the airport to evolve and improve as we work to meet the demands of the growing tourism and business needs in our area. I want to thank the executive director of the Savannah Airport Commission, Greg Kelly, for his work on this issue and I look forward to our continued work together to ensure our great area continues to thrive." 

The Federal Inspection Station will also serve as the new international gateway for Gulfstream, general aviation and other aircrafts for Savannah and the surrounding region.  It is also being built to process large body passenger aircraft to support international air service objectives.
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