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Runway expansion project continues at airport

September 24, 2006

A commuter airline at Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field provides flights to Pittsburgh International Airport.

USAirways Express offers three daily flights to and from Pittsburgh International Airport.

For USAirways passenger reservations, call 1-800-428-4322.

For air freight, call 301-733-0045.

The USAirways ticket counter may be reached at 301-733-0045. A free WiFi Hotspot service is provided at the passenger terminal for Internet users.

Charter flights are available through Falcon Air at 301-491-2263.

People interested in learning to fly can schedule discovery flights or lessons through Eagle Air.

To contact Eagle Air, which also rents aircraft, call 301-797-2288.

The airport is off Interstate 81 on Showalter Road, Exit 10A, north of Hagerstown. The phone number is 240-313-2777.

The airport's Web site is at www.flyhagerstown.com.

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The airport is extending Runway 9-27 to 7,000 feet. The $60.2 million project is expected to be completed in late 2007.

The airport recently finished expanding its passenger holding area. With about 1,500 square feet, it includes seating for about 50 people, a covered walkway and restrooms.

Car rentals

Three rental car agencies provide service at Hagers-town Regional Airport. They are Avis, Budget and Hertz.

Pilot services

There are about 25 business operations at the airport.

Rider Jet Center is a fixed-base operation where pilots can get fuel, file flight plans, purchase supplies and rest. The center's phone number is 301-791-9119 or 1-866-FBO-4-HGR.

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