The Virginia Aviation Board recently allocated $1.62 million to 10 Virginia airports for projects to improve facilities and customers’ experience, including $26,200 for Manassas Regional Airport.

The action brings the state’s investment in 66 airports to $31.5 million this year.

Other projects in the latest round of funding: Warrenton-Fauquier Airport received $711,000; Richmond Executive/ Chesterfield County Airport received $289,000; William M. Tuck Airport in Halifax County received $202,000; Eagle’s Nest Airport in Augusta County received $150,000; Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport received $100,000; Wakefield Municipal Airport received $60,400; Virginia Highlands Airport in Washington County received $53,400; Stafford Regional Airport received $21,000; and Ingalls Field in Bath County received $7,200.

Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine said, “Aviation is a tremendous economic engine that contributes $23 billion annually to Virginia’s economy. The Commonwealth’s 66 airports also connect our people and our businesses to the global economy. The Virginia Aviation Board’s investment in our airports directly benefits more than 53 million people who fly into and out of our airports each year, as well as the communities they serve.”

Virginia Aviation Board Chairman Rod Hall said, “We invested $31.5 million in 350 projects this year that are making our airports better, safer, and more valuable to all Virginians. The dedicated staff of the Virginia Department of Aviation is doing phenomenal work to ensure our airports are second to none.”