Cantwell Announces $310 Million in Funding for Washington Airports from COVID-19 Funding Package

Sea-Tac to receive $192 million, 11 Washington airports will receive more than $1 million - 62 airports statewide will receive funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced today that airports around Washington state will receive more than $310 million in funding from the federal government to mitigate impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s announcement comes after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed Congress and was signed into law at the end of March.

The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – airports receiving more than $1 million in funding include: 



Seattle-Tacoma International


Spokane International


Pullman/Moscow Regional


Pangborn Memorial (East Wenatchee)


Boeing Field/King County International


Walla Walla Regional




Bellingham International


Yakima Air Terminal


Friday Harbor


Orcas Island


Overall, 62 airports throughout the state will receive funding. A full list of recipients can be found HERE.

As the top Democrat on the Senate transportation committee, Senator Cantwell has long supported airports throughout the state of Washington. In February, she helped secure funding for Pullman to start a new nonstop route to Denver. In just the last couple of years, she has successfully secured $23 million in federal funding to support airport upgrades and the construction of a new runway at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport. In 2017, she secured $5.2 million to make other critical improvements at the airport. Cantwell also recently helped secure funding to help establish nonstop air service between San Francisco and Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee.