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Old 01-26-2017, 07:05 PM
 
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If this can be pulled off, it will certainly be nice for the folks in Athens...
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Beth Higgins, a member of the Athens-Ben Epps Airport Authority, said the airline — which was not identified, as discussions are ongoing — is interested in providing two daily flights from Athens to New York and Washington aboard 60-passenger regional jets.

As envisioned, New York flights would use nearby Newark Liberty International Airport, with the possibility that service would eventually switch to airports at Islip or White Plains in New York, or to LaGuardia Airport in New York City, Higgins said.

Service to Washington would use Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport, about 20 miles from Washington, D.C., according to Higgins.

Over the years, the Athens area has had sporadic service from small airlines linking Athens-Ben Epps Airport at various times to airline hubs in Charlotte, Atlanta and Nashville. But that service relied on the federal Essential Air Service program, which subsidizes airline service to and from smaller communities like Athens as long as the airlines maintain certain required passenger loads.
Regional airline interested in serving Athens | Online Athens
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My only problem is it's a waste of subsidy funds if it isn't a connection to a major hub airline.

Every other time it's just a short-lived airline not there for the long haul, but just to take subsidy money until it expires
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:37 AM
 
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Athens has an airport????
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Athens has an airport????
Yes, it is currently just a general use airport though, with no commercial flights operating.

Also, in general there are many more smaller airports all over than commercial airports.
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Yes, it is currently just a general use airport though, with no commercial flights operating.

Also, in general there are many more smaller airports all over than commercial airports.
Exactly. Even nearby Winder has an airport. Obviously not for commercial use though.
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Old 01-29-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Athens has had commercial service before, served by Delta Connection flights to ATL at one point I know.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Athens has had commercial service before, served by Delta Connection flights to ATL at one point I know.
While I was at UGA (granted it was over 7 years),

It was a US Air regional flight to Charlotte, but it was a service that had full connections.

That went away and then they went through a series of 3rd party airlines offering service to Atlanta, but they didn't have any agreements with Delta. It was merely only a ticket to Atlanta and I seem to remember there being a problem with with those that bought a second ticket on Delta and needing to re-check luggage/security and all that.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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It's a shame that the Athens airport is on the northeast side of town. If it was closer to Winder and Gwinnett and on the 316 corridor it could be a viable 2nd airport for Atlanta.
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Old 02-02-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Undeveloped Columbia County
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It's a shame that the Athens airport is on the northeast side of town. If it was closer to Winder and Gwinnett and on the 316 corridor it could be a viable 2nd airport for Atlanta.
That's a valid point that I've never considered...Too bad for Athens
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