Tennessee airports proposed to get $95M in state funding in upcoming budget

Feb 13, 2024 | Political News

Tennessee’s airports are proposed to get $82.5 million in direct state funding with a projected additional $13 million from the state’s Transportation Equity Fund in Gov. Bill Lee’s budget proposal.

That includes $59.5 million in recurring budget along with a proposed $23 million in one-time funding.

Tennessee Association of Air Carrier Airports President Doug Kreulen told the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee on Wednesday morning that will put the airports at nearly the $95.7 million they had requested for this fiscal year.

Last year, the airports received $83 million in funding.