Orlando International Airport is scheduled to receive $6.4 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as partial repayment for security upgrades following 9/11. Under the 2018 Omnibus Appropriation bill, Congress included $50 million to begin to reimburse airports that incurred costs for partial or completed in-line baggage screening systems prior to August 3, 2007. TSA was also directed to develop a plan for how it will reimburse the balance of these claims in future budget requests.
Orlando International Airport is owed close to $28 million.
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Chief Executive Officer Phil Brown said: “The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority would like to thank Florida’s congressional delegation for their stalwart support on this issue. There is no higher priority than providing a safe and secure travel experience for our millions of customers and we are gratified that Congress and the TSA share our commitment to fund the necessary screening technology.”