On Wednesday morning, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar was joined by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul to announce major changes for the Greater Binghamton Airport.

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Governor Hochul announced that as part of a $230 million investment into upstate New York airports, the Greater Binghamton Airport would receive $32 million for renovations to the site.

The announcement comes just two weeks after County Executive Garnar announced that the Greater Binghamton Airport would be welcoming Avelo Airlines to the area, providing direct flights to and from Orlando and Fort Myers, Florida.

"This funding will help us bring passengers back to the Greater Binghamton Airport by breathing new life into our terminal, making it more modern and traveler friendly," said County Executive Garnar. "Flying BGM has always been about being convenient and enjoyable; this award from the State builds on this mission and passengers can expect an experience that will keep them coming back."

The upgrades will include terminal renovations to make the Greater Binghamton Airport more modern and traveler-friendly. As part of the larger airport revitalization effort, individual airports can propose improvements such as state-of-the-art boarding concourse and concession areas, terminal expansion or rehabilitation, improved security screening, and additional contactless technology and other ways to improve cleanliness and distancing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Greater Binghamton Airport will focus on two projects, relocating the general aviation terminal to integrate it with the passenger terminal as well as creating a new airport canopy designed to collect rainwater and house solar panels and the construction of a 3,000 square foot General Aviation Customs and Border Patrol facility south of the terminal.

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