The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, The Hon Michael McCormack, has announced that the federal government will pledge $100 million in funding for regional airports to undertake essential airport infrastructure maintenance.

“By boosting regional airport investment by up to $100 million, we are making sure regional people and their communities get the infrastructure and services they deserve for business, leisure, health and education needs,” Michael McCormack said in a statement.

Australian Airports Association (AAA) chief executive Caroline Wilkie said the funding would help support a sustainable regional aviation network for years to come.

“We welcome this commitment to keeping our regions strong and ensuring communities can continue to rely on their airports to connect to loved ones and access essential services and trade,” Wilkie said in a statement.

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