Cherry Capital Airport Awarded More Than $1M for Improvements From FAA

A Northern Michigan airport will get more than a million dollars for improvements.

The FAA awarded Cherry Capital Airport the grant money after applying for it earlier this year.

The grant is funded by money from ticket taxes to fund capital projects.

TVC has plans to use the money to conduct phase one of an energy assessment project, reconstruct an apron, install airfield guidance signs and reconstruct a taxiway.

The airport director says it’s important to fly local because that money comes back into the community.

“So you’ll always hear me say, fly from nearby, fly local. This is one of the important reasons to fly local is because those dollars get returned for capital projects here at the airport to improve the airport. And it’s been very successful as our passengers continue to grow. And as we continue to grow, that’s how we attract new airlines,” explained Kevin Klein, TVC airport director.

Some of the money will also be used in an assessment of expanding their terminal.

They plan to start work on the apron in the fall with completion by this winter.