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By HEATHER KEELS | April 5, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Beginning Thursday, Cape Air will modify its schedule for flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport to add an additional flight on Mondays and Fridays and offer one less round-trip flight on Saturdays and Sundays, airline spokeswoman Michelle Haynes said. "We heard loud and clear from the business community that they wanted more flights during the week as opposed to the weekend," Haynes said. Under the new schedule, on Mondays and Fridays, an additional flight will depart Hagerstown for BWI at 12:48 p.m. and depart BWI for Hagerstown at 2:15 p.m. That falls in the middle of the airline's other four daily flights.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | August 12, 2011
Now that a pitched battle over the Federal Aviation Administration has died down, several small airports that want to keep a federal subsidy - including Hagerstown Regional Airport - must state their case. An agreement Congress reached last week would exclude those 13 airports from the Essential Air Service program. However, lawmakers left the door open for U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to approve further subsidies. A week later, there's no word of when the excluded airports can appeal or what LaHood will do. But Cape Air, which flies between Hagerstown and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport through an EAS subsidy, expects to stay in Hagerstown, based on what it has heard from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | September 28, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Six months into Cape Air's commuter air service at Hagerstown Regional Airport, airport and airline officials say they are pleased with the service and its steadily rising passenger counts, which are approaching an average of three per flight. "As far as the initial response, we couldn't be happier," said Cape Air spokeswoman Michelle Haynes. "The community support has been terrific. " Sept. 24 marked the six-month anniversary of the service, which provides four round trips a day between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in nine-seat Cessna planes.
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 C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2012
A small Florida airline is hoping to take over federally-subsidized commuter flights from Hagerstown to Baltimore - if the price is right. Sun Air International, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation in late April offering to take over daily flights from Hagerstown Regional Airport to either Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport or Dulles International Airport, President and...
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 3, 2009
Tickets went on sale Tuesday for flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore in a new service from Hagerstown Regional Airport, airport and airline officials said. Cape Air will begin the flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on March 24, said Greg Larsen, business development manager for Hagerstown Regional Airport. There will be four flights each way per day, seven days a week, Larsen said. Flights will depart Hagerstown for Baltimore at 5:30 and 10 a.m., and 3:15 and 5:57 p.m., and will depart Baltimore for Hagerstown at 9 and 11:05 a.m., and 4:20 and 7:50 p.m. Ticket prices before taxes and fees range from $39 to $67 each way, with an average of about $50, said Andrew Bonney, vice president of planning for Cape Air. The $39 rate is a special for passengers who return the same day, Bonney said.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2012
The first day of air service from Hagerstown Regional Airport to Dulles International Airport has been postponed from Thursday to Monday. Phil Ridenour, the director of Hagerstown Regional Airport, said the delay was caused by the storm that hit the East Coast earlier in the week. David Hackett of Sun Air said last week that the storm could hamper plans to start service in Hagerstown if it prevented the airline from moving its planes to the area during the past weekend. Hackett couldn't be reached for comment on Wednesday.
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 ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 28, 2012
Local air service will change Oct. 31/Nov. 1 at Hagerstown Regional Airport, when a new carrier starts flying to a new destination. On Wednesday, Cape Air's flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will end, said Andrew Bonney, the airline's vice president of planning. On Thursday, Sun Air International will start service between Hagerstown and Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. Sun Air will begin with two flights per day, or 14 a week.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | March 24, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Kay Baker flew in from Tyler, Texas, to see her niece. Steve Berner was able to get back to Hagerstown quicker to handle a family medical emergency. Kay Cannady came from Tulsa, Okla., to visit her granddaughter. The three passengers were among those who took advantage of the first day of commercial air service between Hagerstown and Baltimore being offered by Cape Air. Hagerstown lost commercial air service in September 2007 when a federal Essential Air Service subsidy expired.
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July 15, 2013
Hagerstown Regional Airport surpassed 10,000 paying customers for commercial air service in 2012, securing a $1 million entitlement through the Federal Aviation Administration, Airport Director Phil Ridenour said last week. The airport totaled 10,207 enplanements, or passenger boardings, for Allegiant Air and Sun Air flights in the 2012 calendar year, up from 2011's total of 5,618 passengers, according to FAA statistics. The additional funds will be used for infrastructure improvements, general upkeep and safety projects, Ridenour said.
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NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | December 13, 2012
Sun Air is delaying its plan to expand commercial service at Hagerstown Regional Airport until early 2013, according to Phil Ridenour, the airport's director. The company started flying between Hagerstown and Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia on Nov. 5, four days later than the carrier first expected. The delay was attributed, in part, to delays caused by Superstorm Sandy. Only one passenger from the public flew any of the legs on the first two round-trips between Hagerstown and Dulles.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2012
The first day of air service from Hagerstown Regional Airport to Dulles International Airport has been postponed from Thursday to Monday. Phil Ridenour, the director of Hagerstown Regional Airport, said the delay was caused by the storm that hit the East Coast earlier in the week. David Hackett of Sun Air said last week that the storm could hamper plans to start service in Hagerstown if it prevented the airline from moving its planes to the area during the past weekend. Hackett couldn't be reached for comment on Wednesday.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 28, 2012
Local air service will change Oct. 31/Nov. 1 at Hagerstown Regional Airport, when a new carrier starts flying to a new destination. On Wednesday, Cape Air's flights between Hagerstown and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will end, said Andrew Bonney, the airline's vice president of planning. On Thursday, Sun Air International will start service between Hagerstown and Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. Sun Air will begin with two flights per day, or 14 a week.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 25, 2012
A small Florida airline is hoping to take over federally-subsidized commuter flights from Hagerstown to Baltimore - if the price is right. Sun Air International, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., submitted a proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation in late April offering to take over daily flights from Hagerstown Regional Airport to either Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport or Dulles International Airport, President and...
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
Washington County officials this morning officially announced that Allegiant Air, which previously provided air service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport, will again offer flights between Hagerstown and Orlando. County, airline and airport officials made the announcement Thursday morning at the airport, although the information already had been posted on the airport's website.   The nonstop jet service between Hagerstown and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport will begin May 25, a release on the airport's webpage said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 21, 2012
Washington County has landed a new commercial air service to fly from Hagerstown Regional Airport, county officials  announced Wednesday in a news release. The name of the new service is to be revealed at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hagerstown Regional Airport terminal, the release said. “Washington County has been committed to securing destination-oriented air service carriers and has been successful in landing a partnership to offer this service to area residents,” the release said.
OPINION
February 16, 2012
“On Feb. 10, Herald-Mail pictured 27 local legislators. Only one of these was a lady. It is still a man's world, isn't it?” - Hagerstown “Thank you for keeping the daily horoscope. Although I don't believe in it, I love to read it. It gives me the laugh for the day.” - Clear Spring “It's regarding the national news coverage of Shippensburg University's, public university's, nice little new slot machines. I wonder how many parents are sitting there, who have stressed family values, as the daughters and sons come home for the weekend saying oh, yeah, mom and dad, we still live your family values.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2012
Hagerstown Regional Airport would need to boost its Cape Air passenger counts to keep a federal subsidy under a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill under consideration in Congress. That bill, which would authorize and fund the FAA through 2015, also would tighten requirements for Essential Air Service subsidies, which help rural communities maintain commercial air service to larger hubs. Under the bill, to keep an EAS subsidy, an air service would have to average 10 or more passengers a day, unless the community it serves is more than 175 miles from a hub airport.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
Here is a partial list of closings, postponements or cancellations related to the approach of Hurricane Irene. To add an event to this list, send an email to webupdate@herald-mail.com Cape Air to temporarily halt flights HAGERSTOWN - Starting tonight, Cape Air will temporarily stop flying between Hagerstown and Baltimore because of the approaching hurricane. The airline will resume local operations after the storm has passed, according to a news release from Washington County.
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