Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement applauding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of $7,597,458 in federal funding for the runway extension at Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS).
“This is wonderful news for Ogdensburg International Airport and our North Country community, and I am happy that my office could assist in securing this important funding,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The runway extension plan at Ogdensburg International Airport will help facilitate low fare airline service to the region, expanding commerce, tourism and our local economy. Furthermore, this important infrastructure project will help facilitate greater commerce with our Canadian neighbors as well.”
After the proposed expansion, the airport will support between 125 and 135 jobs, compared to 53 in 2010. In addition, the total amount of direct and indirect economic activity that Ogdensburg International Airport produces could nearly double by 2017. The runway expansion will also bring an estimated 38,000 new passengers and their resources into the North Country.