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FAA Awards $12.2 Million for GNV Expansion

Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) this week says it received a $12.16 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its upcoming 15,200 square-foot commercial terminal expansion.

The multi-year grant, the largest received by the Gainesville Alachua County Regional Airport Authority (GACRAA), will be used to add two additional gates and new traveler amenities, including expanded restrooms, a second food and beverage area, mother’s lactation room, prayer/reflection room, possible child’s play area and an outdoor pet relief area.

“GNV is very grateful for the awarding of this generous grant, the largest ever received by the Airport Authority,” says GNV CEO Allan Penksa. “The FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant will allow us to expand in ways beneficial to our flying public by adding two gates to better accommodate larger aircraft now in service and increasing flight frequency.”

In the last year, GNV added nonstop service to its fourth hub, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), a second TSA screening lane and TSA Pre✓ on every flight, and additional parking spaces. American Airlines also recently announced they will start using 63-seat regional jets on some flights to its largest hub of DFW.