WASHINGTON COUNTY -- After going almost a year without passenger flights, Hagerstown Regional Airport is getting commercial air service again, Airport Director Carolyn Motz confirmed Wednesday.
Motz would not name the carrier or discuss the matter further. She said there is to be a formal announcement at the airport on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m.
"I am very excited about the announcement," Motz said.
The airport has been without commercial service since October 2007, when Air Midwest ended its US Airways Express flights between Hagerstown and Pittsburgh.
Air Midwest stopped the flights when a federal subsidy it was receiving to provide the service expired.
Although a yearlong extension of the subsidy, called Essential Air Service (EAS), was approved in September 2007, a permanent EAS reauthorization has not been approved, said Susan Sullam, a spokeswoman for U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin.