Williamson County Airport has hit a key milestone for the second year in a row when it comes to federal funding.
The airport hit 10,000 outgoing passengers in 2012, making it eligible for $1 million dollars in funding from the FAA for capital improvement projects.
Airport director Doug Kimmel says the money will go towards building a new airline terminal, which will help their sole commercial provider, Cape Air.
"It will allow us to provide where they can comfortably and more efficiently operate," Kimmel said. "The success that they've had helps us, but in turn it goes right back to them. That's the way it should operate."
Kimmel says Cape Air provides roughly 90-percent of the air traffic at the airport, and this year, Cape Air was able to push Williamson County Airport over the 10,000 enplanement mark by itself.
Planning for the new terminal has been in the works for a few years, but Kimmel says they’re moving through the design process now and hope to have construction started later this year.