About seven million dollars from state aviation fuel taxes will be used to help pay for Denver International Airport's snow removal plan under a new three-year agreement.
Airports collect the taxes from airlines on behalf of the state with about 65 percent of the total returned to the facilities.
DIA officials say the airlines agreed to allow them to divert the tax revenue instead of being assessed higher fees.
That allows the airlines to cut their costs and still pay the full tax amount owed.
DIA plans to spend about 31 million dollars on snow management plan this year.
The airport was closed for nearly two days in December after it was engulfed in snow from back-to-back blizzards.