Sinema, Kelly: Sky Harbor Awarded $138 Million in COVID-Relief

Aug 26, 2021

Federal grant invests in operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitation, and combating spread of COVID-19 at Sky Harbor

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was awarded $138 million in coronavirus-relief funds.

“Sky Harbor serves as an economic engine for our state, and the safer travelers are, the more economic activity we will see. Today’s resources invest in safety and sanitation at Sky Harbor, helping curb the spread of COVID-19 in Arizona and across the country, as we continue to recover from the public health crisis,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee. 

“As we continue to work on beating this virus, it is important that high-traffic areas like airports remain vigilant and have the resources they need to slow the spread. This federal grant for Sky Harbor will ensure that Phoenix’s vital economic driver continues to operate in the safest way to protect travelers, airport and airline workers, and Arizonans from COVID-19,” said Kelly.

This $138,810,067 federal grant will invest in operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitation, and combating the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens at Sky Harbor. This investment was funded through coronavirus-relief legislation Senators Sinema and Kelly helped secure this year.