Senators Stabenow and Peters Announce Funding for Terminal Improvements at Cherry Capital Airport

Funding Made Possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Monday, February 27, 2023

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding Cherry Capital Airport $5,225,000 in federal funding to replace 5 passenger boarding bridges that have reached the end of their useful life. This funding is from the Airport Terminal Program. Senators Stabenow and Peters secured these funds in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


“Having reliable and safe air service is crucial for tourism, commerce, and economic development,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding is another critical piece of the infrastructure investments coming to our state and will improve customer experiences at our airports.”


“Cherry Capital Airport is critical to Northern Michigan’s economy and tourism,” said Senator Peters. “I’m proud to have helped enact the bipartisan infrastructure law that made this funding possible to invest in new infrastructure that will help ensure safe, reliable air travel.”


The Airport Terminal Program is one of three aviation programs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.