Airport officials seek direct-to-D.C. service

Airport officials seek direct-to-D.C. service

Airport officials told the city’s tourism board they are in talks with two airlines to get direct service from Augusta to metro Washington, D.C.

Augusta Regional Airport Director Herbert Judon Jr. said during a briefing to the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau that the airport is working on getting non-stop flights to metro D.C. via Baltimore to better serve business travelers heading to major federal installations such as Fort Gordon and Savannah River Site.

“We understand that is a priority for our community, so that is something we are continuing to push very hard on,” Judon said. “I’m very bullish on that and I think we’re trending in the right direction. Hopefully we’ll have a breakthrough in the near future.”

Earlier this month American Airlines reinstated direct service from Augusta to Dallas-Fort Worth, bringing the number of non-stop destinations to three. Delta Air Lines provides daily direct flights to Atlanta; American provides daily direct flights to Charlotte, N.C.

During Masters Tournament week, airlines offer direct service to New York-LaGuardia, Chicago-O’Hare, Philadelphia, Miami and Washington-Reagan National.

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