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September 9, 2005
Air Midwest, a U.S. Airways Express carrier that planned to leave Hagerstown Regional Airport, will receive a $650,000 annual federal subsidy to stay there through September 2007. See Saturday's Herald-Mail for the full story.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | June 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Regional Airport's only provider of commercial airline service will be leaving the airport in September. Air Midwest will discontinue flights at Hagerstown Regional Airport on Sept. 30, when the company's $650,000 annual federal subsidy to provide service at the airport expires. Tom Bacon of Mesa Air Group, which owns Air Midwest, said it would not be profitable to continue flying to Hagerstown after the subsidy ends. "We've done the calculations, and it just doesn't make sense," Bacon said.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 11, 2008
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.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | September 10, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN A US Airways Express carrier that planned to leave Hagerstown Regional Airport will receive a $650,000 annual federal subsidy to stay there through September 2007. Air Midwest, which operates as US Airways Express at the airport, will provide three round trips per day from Hagerstown to Pittsburgh International Airport in 19-seat Beech 1900D aircraft. It currently offers two daily flights. U.S. Sens. Paul Sarbanes and Barbara Mikulski, both D-Md.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Local residents likely will no longer be able to book flights through Hagerstown Regional Airport starting Monday. Air Midwest, which has flown US Airways commuter flights between Hagerstown and Pittsburgh for the last three years, has said it will leave the airport when its contract expires Sunday. Airport officials had not found a carrier to replace Air Midwest by Wednesday evening, according to Greg Larsen, Business Development Manager for Hagerstown Regional Airport.
NEWS
September 26, 2007
Hagerstown Regional Airport provides commuter airline service, rental cars, charter flights, flying lessons and space for about 50 businesses. The airport's commuter airline provider, Air Midwest, which offers two daily USAirways Express flights to and from Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, was scheduled to leave the airport on Sept. 30. No carrier was immediately identified to replace Air Midwest. U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., introduced a bill in August in the Senate that would force Air Midwest to continue flights to the airport by extending for five years the Essential Air Service program.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 2, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin said Thursday he is "committed to ensuring" that commercial air service continues at Hagerstown Regional Airport, which stands to lose its only passenger airline carrier when a federal subsidy expires at the end of September. Cardin, D-Md., introduced a proposal Thursday with Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski,D-Md., that would force the airport's commercial carrier, Air Midwest, to continue flights to the airport through the end of the year or until another airline can be found to replace it. "The airport is an essential transportation hub in Western Maryland," Cardin said.
NEWS
August 20, 2011
Direct Air (to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Lakeland, Fla.) - June 23, 2011- Aug. 21, 2011 Cape Air (to BWI) - March 2009 to present Allegiant Air (to Orlando) - November 2008-July 2010 Air Midwest (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh) - May 2004-September 2007 Shuttle America (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh) - May 2002-May 2004 Boston-Maine Airways (to BWI and Cumberland) - December 2001-June 2003 Chautauqua Airlines (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh)
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 24, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - There's a chance commercial flights could continue without disruption at Hagerstown Regional Airport after March 5, the last day of scheduled U.S. Airways passenger service. The fate of the service depends on whether the airport is reinstated as an "Essential Air Service" facility by the U.S. Department of Transportation. With the designation, it's possible the federal government would subsidize a commercial carrier to offer flights at the airport.
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NEWS
August 20, 2011
Direct Air (to Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Lakeland, Fla.) - June 23, 2011- Aug. 21, 2011 Cape Air (to BWI) - March 2009 to present Allegiant Air (to Orlando) - November 2008-July 2010 Air Midwest (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh) - May 2004-September 2007 Shuttle America (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh) - May 2002-May 2004 Boston-Maine Airways (to BWI and Cumberland) - December 2001-June 2003 Chautauqua Airlines (US Airways flights to Pittsburgh)
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NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 2, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A new commercial carrier will fly between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Baltimore and receive a federal subsidy. Hyannis Air Service of Hyannis, Mass., which is known as Cape Air, has proposed four daily round-trip flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Cape Air will join Allegiant Air, which has flown between Hagerstown and Orlando since November without a subsidy. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 25, 2008
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved a temporary extension of a subsidy program to help Hagerstown Regional Airport land another commercial carrier, according to Sen. Benjamin Cardin's office. The Senate and House have approved the measure, which President Bush is expected to sign, Cardin's office said in a news release. The measure would let Hagerstown Regional Airport continue to be part of an Essential Air Service (EAS) program through Sept. 30, 2009. Cardin's office said Congress is expected to pass a bill next year continuing the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration for another four years and make Hagerstown Regional Airport eligible for the subsidy program for another four years.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 11, 2008
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.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 21, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - A federal funding quarrel hinges on the driving distance from Hagerstown to Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The length of the trip is an essential measurement for Hagerstown Regional Airport, which has been receiving a subsidy to help communities far from larger hub airports. The subsidy is in limbo until Congress passes a bill to keep the Federal Aviation Administration running another four years. The last authorization legislation expired Sept.
NEWS
October 10, 2007
Hagerstown Regional Airport officials have been in talks with a potential replacement for Air Midwest, the passenger airline that left the airport Sept. 30, Business Development Manager Greg Larsen said Wednesday. Larsen would not identify the carrier but said it is an affiliate of a major network airline. "This carrier has shown a consistent interest in Hagerstown," Larsen said. An agreement with the carrier would be contingent on Congress' approval of the Essential Air Service subsidy program, Larsen said.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 27, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Local residents likely will no longer be able to book flights through Hagerstown Regional Airport starting Monday. Air Midwest, which has flown US Airways commuter flights between Hagerstown and Pittsburgh for the last three years, has said it will leave the airport when its contract expires Sunday. Airport officials had not found a carrier to replace Air Midwest by Wednesday evening, according to Greg Larsen, Business Development Manager for Hagerstown Regional Airport.
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