PUEBLO – The Pueblo Memorial Airport could receive a boost in federal funding if the airport attracts 10,000 passengers by the end of the year.
The Federal Aviation Administration could provide a $1 million grant due to an increasing number of passengers traveling through the airport.
Ed Brown, a member of the airport’s advisory board, said about 6,600 people have traveled through Pueblo’s airport so far this year.
Brown said more people are using the airport to connect through Denver and on to their final destination.
“The difference is the size of the airplane and then their departures are earlier in the morning so it just makes it easier for the public and then the congestion on the interstate especially with the construction that is coming up.”
The airport currently has three commercial flights Monday through Friday and it has two on the weekends.