Local airport among 13 in state receiving federal dollars

The Marion County Airport in Flippin is among 13 across Arkansas sharing in $10.7 million in safety and infrastructure grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao says the airport in Flippin will receive $171,500 to acquire land for aircraft approaches and for development.

Secretary Chao says this investment in Arkansas’ airports is part of a $520.5 million national investment in America’s airports.

She says, “This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers.”

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