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Charter airline to begin service to N.J. airport

March 01, 2001

Charter airline to begin service to N.J. airport



By SCOTT BUTKI

scottb@herald-mail.com

A Tri-State charter flight organization said Wednesday it will provide flights directly from Hagerstown Regional Airport to just outside New York City, beginning next week.

"It is aimed at the business traveler who wants to go to New York City, have a business meeting and come back," said Howard Leedham, Aero-Smith's chief pilot.

Aero-Smith Inc., a charter flight and air carrier operator at Hagerstown Regional Airport, will provide direct flights twice a week between Hagerstown and Teterboro (N.J.) Airport near New York City, he said.

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Flights will leave Hagerstown General Aviation Terminal Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. and return from Teterboro at 5:30 p.m. Passengers need only show up 10 minutes prior to the departure time, Leedham said.

The cost is $495 per round trip, he said. The comfortable planes will have about six seats, he said.

If the idea is popular with the public, Aero-Smith may consider providing flights to other cities, such as Philadelphia, Leedham said.

Because it is a charter service and not a scheduled airline, regulations prohibit it from providing flights more than a few days a week, he said.

Passengers can go from Teterboro Airport into New York by renting a minivan, sedan or limousine. The rental cost is not included in the ticket price, he added.

The airport is about 12 miles from New York City.

For more information, or to book a flight, call Aero-Smith Inc. at 301-733-3737.

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