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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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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.
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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.
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by TARA REILLY | March 9, 2005
Four Washington County departments presented their operating budgets for fiscal year 2006 to the County Commissioners on Tuesday. · Black Rock Golf Course's proposed budget for the fiscal year 2006, which begins July 1, is $1.26 million, a $12,540 increase over the current fiscal year's budget of $1.24 million. · Hagerstown Regional Airport Manager Carolyn Motz said the airport's proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year represents a 8.69 percent decrease from the current fiscal year's budget.
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March 22, 2005
County Commissioners Meeting County Commissioners Meeting Room, Room 227 County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St. Tuesday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. Agenda · 8:35 a.m.: Capital Improvement Program Budget Discussion · 10:15 a.m.: Depart for University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Center, 32 W. Washington St., Second Floor Conference Room, Hagerstown · 10:45 a.m.: Meet with Senator Barbara Mikulski...
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 7, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin kicked off his first official visit to Washington County on Tuesday with a press conference at Hagerstown Regional Airport, a facility that has benefited greatly since Cardin took office in January. "We're really pleased to have him here. He's done a lot for us," Airport Development Manager Gregory Larsen said as he arranged chairs at the podium just before Cardin spoke. Cardin, D-Md., spoke to a crowd of about 20 local officials and businessmen in the airport's terminal, announcing a $2.9 million federal grant that will be directed to the airport to help realign one of its taxiways.
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By HEATHER KEELS | April 7, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hagerstown Regional Airport's new commuter service to Baltimore, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Maryland, said her support for the airport was all about creating jobs, but getting there provided plenty of work for her, as well. "This airport has been like a soap opera," said Mikulski, who joined U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Maryland, in fighting for a special waiver to make the airport eligible for federal funding through the Essential Air Service (EAS)
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By HEATHER KEELS | February 15, 2008
Passenger service could return to Hagerstown Regional Airport within three months under a bill passed by the U.S. Senate to restore a federal airline subsidy, an airport official said. Maryland Democrats Benjamin Cardin and Barbara Mikulski said they expect President Bush to sign the legislation, which passed the House earlier this week. "This is really great news for the community, assuming that it moves forward, and we believe it will," said Greg Larsen, the airport's business development manager.
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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.
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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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