Sinema, Kelly Announce Over $7 Million for Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport Infrastructure Investments

Jul 15, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced over $7 million in a federal grant funding for critical investments in Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport’s infrastructure and security.
“Today’s funds will ensure a safe, efficient, and functional runway and taxiway system at Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport—investments which will fuel jobs and strengthen Arizona’s leadership in aviation safety and efficiency,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee.
“Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport is an economic driver for Arizonans in Mohave County. This funding will mean a safer, more modern airport for visitors and workers that will also meet the growing region’s needs,” said Kelly.
“Lake Havasu Municipal Airport is a large economic driver for Lake Havasu City.  We applaud Senator Sinema and Senator Kelly for their support of this critical airport infrastructure,” said Lake Havasu City Mayor Cal Sheehy.

The $7,145,060 grant funding allows the reconstruction of Lake Havasu City Municipal Airport’s taxiway—a much needed investment to ensure the safety and functionality of the runway and taxiway system at the airport in the long term.
As Chair of the Senate Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation Subcommittee, Sinema has been the leading voice in the Senate for bipartisan infrastructure legislation, actively advocating for Arizona investments. Sinema recently held a hearing highlighting the need to invest in aviation infrastructure to ensure America’s airspace remains the safest and most reliable in the world. During the hearing, Sinema heard testimony from aviation industry leaders, including Danette Bewley, president and CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority.