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NEWS BRIEF: Feds fund widening of cramped Atlanta airport concourse

$40 million not enough, Passenger Facility Charge to fund the rest

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport one of 85 airports to receive funding

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will be expanding its cramped Concourse D after the Biden administration announced a nearly $1 billion group of grants to 85 airports Thursday.

Built in 1980, Concourse D was designed to accommodate smaller airplanes as opposed to the full-sized jets it now handles. The $40 million allocated to Atlanta’s airport is less than what the project requires, however. According to AP News, most of the rest will come from passenger facility surcharges on tickets and rent paid by airlines. Details: apnews.com