Menendez, Booker Announce $3.7M for Improvements at Millville Municipal Airport

Menendez, Booker Announce $3.7M for Improvements at Millville Municipal Airport


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $3,668,030 to the Delaware River and Bay Authority to make necessary improvements to runway lighting at the Millville Municipal Airport in Cumberland County. 

“Regional airports are a vital part of New Jersey’s transportation network that connects our state to tourists, businesses, and everyone in between.  Investing in our regional airports keeps travel safe and reliable, creates jobs and boosts our economic competitiveness," said Sen. Menendez.  "This important federal funding will be used to upgrade our state’s aging infrastructure, improve safety for those flying in and out of Millville Airport, and help fuel the local economy.”

“Regional airports in New Jersey like Millville serve as critical transportation hubs that are critical to keeping travelers and our economy moving,” said Sen. Booker.  “By making key federal investments in the modernization of our region’s aging infrastructure, we are taking important steps to create jobs, increase safety and reliability, and strengthen New Jersey’s economic competiveness.”

The former Millville Army Air Field became known as America's First Defense Airport when it was dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941. Millville Airport, often used for aircraft training purposes, has two runways, eight taxiways and three aircraft parking ramps, is designated as a Federal Empowerment Zone, and is home to the Millville Army Air Field Museum. 

Millville Airport was awarded $2,341,458 to federal funding last August to restore its taxiway.