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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 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.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 17, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Four companies have applied to provide commercial air service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport through a federal subsidy. Depending on which, if any, of the four is chosen, Washington County travelers might get a new link to Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City or Chicago. All four companies also applied to serve the Lancaster, Pa., airport. The Essential Air Service (EAS) subsidy is available for carriers in Hagerstown, Lancaster and Brookings, S.D., because of their distance to larger airports.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | August 9, 2011
Direct Air is ending its service out of Hagerstown Regional Airport on Aug. 21, but might come back next year, the company announced Tuesday. Direct Air started flying twice a week from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Lakeland, Fla., on June 23. Direct Air's imminent departure will leave Cape Air as the only local carrier. Cape Air flies between Hagerstown and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Ed Warneck, a managing partner for Direct Air, said the airline decided that Hagerstown could be a good "seasonal market" and hopes to resume service next spring.
March 6, 2011
“Beware, our power company has charged a co-worker of mine for $500 for one month. He has a one-bedroom apartment and doesn’t use much electric at all.” — Greencastle, Pa. “All these states would not have all this debt if these state workers were not given so much more benefits than we that have less benefits by working for private business. If the higher-income people would pay more taxes, we would not have to cut necessary programs for the poor, low-income people or fire and rescue people, as some cities may do. I am not asking for any help, but some do need help, and I think the high-income are very selfish, not wanting to be taxed anymore.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | July 22, 2011
A federal subsidy for Hagerstown Regional Airport is at risk in a tug of war that appeared certain to shut down parts of the Federal Aviation Administration and temporarily put nearly 4,000 people out of work. Congress failed Friday to work out a partisan dispute over legislation to temporarily extend the FAA's operating authority, according to the Associated Press. Portions of the FAA were expected to close at midnight. The Hagerstown subsidy - more than $1.2 million - pays for Cape Air to fly back and forth to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
By HEATHER KEELS | | 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.
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.
By HEATHER KEELS | | 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.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | February 18, 2011
The federal program that provides Hagerstown Regional Airport with a $1.2 million annual subsidy for air service could be at risk. The local airport has relied on federal Essential Air Service funding since the program's inception in 1978. The $200 million national program subsidizes air service to and from communities far from large airports. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a Federal Aviation Administration budget with a new parameter for the EAS program that would eliminate Hagerstown.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | 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.
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