Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field

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Drill tests airport emergency preparedness

It was only a drill but the carnage seemed real Wednesday. To make the drill seem realistic, bodies were splayed across the tarmac with injuries ranging from burns to severed limbs to glass ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

TSA at airport finds gun in carry-on bag

The loaded AMT .380 handgun was discovered about 5 a.m. TSA alerted airport police, who took possession of the bag and escorted the passenger, who has not been identified, from the checkpoint area.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Airport emergency drill Wednesday

An emergency drill at Augusta Regional Airport will be conducted Wednesday morning, according to the airport.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, May 4, 2015

Airport sees revenue hike from private jets during Masters

Flight operations at the general aviation terminal totaled 2,844 from April 5 to April 13 – the nine days surrounding the Masters Tournament.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, April 30, 2015

Airport updating business program

A required three-year update is beginning for Augusta Regional Airport's plan that seeks to increase the number of minority-owned small businesses doing work on federal contracts.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jetliner diverted to Augusta

A jet bound for Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to Augusta Regional Airport after the U.S. Airways regional jet had mechanical troubles.
By Meg Mirshak and Doug Stutsman | Monday, April 20, 2015

Airport busy as patrons fly home

The classic Masters logo was on full display Monday as passengers departed Augusta Regional Airport.
By Jenna Martin | Monday, April 13, 2015

D.C. flight resumes Sunday

Augusta Regional Airport staff and commission members reiterated Augusta's need for a direct flight to Washington, D.C., hoping that travelers will book the seasonal flight to demonstrate demand.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, March 26, 2015

New system for private jets during Masters

Private jets flying into Augusta for the week of the Masters Tournament must follow a different system for landing and parking aircraft after an effort in recent years requiring reservations ...
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Students tour airport to learn about careers

Thirty middle and high school students took part in the first Aviation Career Day, a behind-the-scenes tour that airport officials hope will spark youth interest in aviation related careers.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, March 6, 2015

Airline passengers reminded of security rules

Check your bags and know the rules before you fly, the Transportation Security Administration reminded Augusta travelers Monday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Airport board selects chairman

Augusta Regional Airport's governing board selected a new chairman and welcomed the airport's new executive director Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Airport searching for music performers

Local music groups and singers interested in performing at Augusta Regional Airport during Masters Week are invited to apply.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Airport growth remains flat

More than 530,000 passengers traveled through Augusta Regional in 2014, just 851 more than the previous year, according to statistics provided by the airport.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

New Augusta airport chief named

The Augusta Aviation Commission this morning selected Roy Williams as the next executive director of Augusta Regional Airport.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Direct flight from Augusta to D.C. to resume in the spring

American Airlines plans to bring back a direct flight from Augusta Regional Airport to Reagan National in Washington, D.C., in March.
By Tim Rausch | Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

Finalists named for airport director

The search for a new executive director at Augusta Regional Airport has been narrowed to four finalists.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Airport seeks holiday performers

Augusta Regional Airport is searching for musicians, singers and theater groups to perform at the airport terminal during holiday travel days.
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Therapy dogs comfort air travelers

Dogs will be roaming the main terminal and gate area of the Augusta Airport to spread happiness and entertainment to travelers who might feel tense about flying,
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer | Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

Airport plan looks at runways, facilities

Although Augusta Regional Airport is projected to gain an estimated 141,000 departing passengers by 2033, an additional runway won?t be needed to meet the growth, according to consultants ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014
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