Augusta Regional Airport reports improving numbers for 2008

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 2:23 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 1:53 PM
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Augusta Regional Airport officials released numbers today that show the facility has managed to increase the number of passengers for 24 straight months.

Diane Johnston, marketing director for the airport, said in an e-mail, that the growth continues even admidst the worldwide economic downturn.

“In spite of the challenging environment that has troubled the airline industry, the airport has seen a double digit percent increase over the last two years,” Ms. Johnston said.

The airport, which had been plagued with problems ranging from late flights to cancellations in recent years, has had a 13.6 percent increase in enplanements, or originating passengers, in 2007. It also increased 2008, this time by 12.5 percent, she said.

Reliability for both Atlantic Southeast Airlines and US Airways also improved slightly in 2008 compared to the previous year.

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gabassist 01/29/09 - 12:10 am
Can this data be used to

Can this data be used to bring another airline into the Augusta airport, perhaps? We tried earlier to house Continental, but now might be the time to promote this market to airlines other than Delta or USAir!

iletuknow 01/29/09 - 02:00 am
Incredibe that some people

Incredibe that some people can pay those sky-high prices.

sprintman 01/29/09 - 02:42 pm
iletuknow are you talking

iletuknow are you talking about prices in Augusta? Because we have lower fares than Columbia and Atlanta.

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