July 7, 2022

Columbus, Miss.–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTRA) had been selected to receive an $11.3 million grant for a terminal renovation project as part of the newly established Airport Terminals Program. The grant was made available under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

This terminal renovation project will add a second floor with a jet bridge to provide access and capability for larger regional jets, ensuring the airport can continue to meet near and long-term requirements for modern regional and mainline aircraft.

GTRA Executive Director Matt Dowell commented that the grant gives the airport
the opportunity to keep its infrastructure one of the best in the state. The expanded terminal will add space to accommodate an increase in traffic and will allow the airport to continue improving the available facilities.

“Our objective is to ensure convenient and efficient access to and from our area, in turn providing greater economic benefits to our communities,” states Dowell. “We are thankful for the strong support of our government leaders, Senator Roger Wicker, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, Representative Trent Kelly, Representative Michael Guest, and local officials. Projects like this would not be possible without the advocacy of these leaders on our behalf.”

The GTR Airport currently has three roundtrip flights daily on Delta Air Lines with access through Atlanta to any location in the world.

2080 Airport Road
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: 662.327.4422
Fax: 662.327.6687