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Pocatello accepts CARES Act airport funding

Pocatello Regional Airport

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Pocatello City Council has formally accepted $1.1 million in grant funding for the Pocatello Regional Airport through the Congressional CARES Act.  

The airport recorded an estimated 96% drop in activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The money can be used for any purpose the airport needs.  Acceptance of the funding also allowed the city to approve $31,120 in rent and fee abatements for airport tenants.  Their business was adversely affected by national economic conditions.

Skywest Airlines will receive $20,789.94 for terminal rents during May, June and July.

Skywest Airlines will also receive $5,005.32 for landing fees for April, May, and June.

And, the Av Center will receive forgiveness of $5,325 for March, April, and May rent.

City officials said the Airport’s budget would not be negatively impacted by the abatements, thanks to the CARES Act funding.

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