PLATTSBURGH — Clinton County officials received some good news last week regarding the new Plattsburgh International Airport.As part of the Military Airport Program, the county will be receiving about $800,000 extra in funding to help construct the new airport.The county has already received more than $10 million from the MAPS program to build the new terminal and to construct other items at the new airport."We didn't really know this was coming so it's real nice to have this," said Legislator Robert Heins (D-Area 10, City of Plattsburgh), who chairs the county's Airport Committee.Heins said the $800,000 will probably go toward work at the terminal, which is nearly complete after two years of construction.The airport is set to officially open for business at the end of May or in early June. It will replace the existing airport on Route 3.County officials are planning to host a gala grand opening at the end of next month at the new terminal.Heins said support for the new airport from the federal government has been invaluable."The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has been great through all of this and they continue to help us get this done," Heins said.
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