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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 23, 2012
Allegiant Air's $59.99 introductory fare from Hagerstown to Orlando is only for some flights, airline spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler said Friday. In his announcement Thursday that Allegiant would offer twice-weekly flights between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Orlando starting May 25, Allegiant Manager of Airports Eric Fletcher announced an “introductory fare of $59.99 each way.” The company news release issued at the time of the announcement said...
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April 20, 2010
LONDON (AP) -- Many European flights took to the skies Tuesday for the first time in days but the travel chaos was far from over: London's airports were still closed, a massive flight backlog was growing and scientists feared that history could repeat itself with yet another volcanic eruption in Iceland. Airports in London will remain closed until at least Wednesday, though British Airways sought permission to land about a dozen flights from the United States, Asia and Africa at Heathrow Airport.
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December 27, 2001
Boston-Maine flights start By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com Daily flights to Baltimore-Washington International Airport from Hagerstown Regional Airport will begin on Dec. 28. Boston-Maine Airways of Portsmouth, N.H., a division of Pan American, received certification this week from the Federal Aviation Administration to provide passenger air service to Baltimore from Hagerstown and Cumberland, Md. ...
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by TARA REILLY | April 20, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Hagerstown Regional Airport expects to land a new commercial airline that will offer daily flights to and from the Washington County-owned airport by July 4. A ruling Friday by the U.S. Department of Transportation that redesignated the airport as an Essential Air Service facility guarantees commercial flights at the airport through September 2007, Airport Business Development Manager Greg Larsen told...
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Washington County Commissioner John F. Barr and Hagerstown Regional Airport officials were in Arizona this week to talk to Allegiant Air officials about additional flights in and out of Hagerstown, including Myrtle Beach, S.C., and more Florida destinations, Barr said Thursday. Airport Director Phil Ridenour told the commissioners Tuesday he would meet with Allegiant representatives Friday to discuss the possibility of opening a route from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach. Direct Air had scheduled flights to Myrtle Beach that ended in 2011.
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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
December 12, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer USAirways Express flights from Hagerstown to Baltimore, used by about 25,000 people a year, are expected to be eliminated starting Tuesday, USAirways and Washington County Regional Airport officials said Friday. The decision follows problems with the Baltimore flights that started last September, said Airport Manager Carolyn Motz. The flights were cancelled for a week that month because of crew problems, Motz said. Motz said the elimination of the flights has nothing to do with the local airport, but rather problems with Mesa Airlines, the New Mexico carrier that operates the service.
NEWS
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
September 9, 1998
Air service between Hagerstown and Newark International Airport, which serves the New York metropolitan area, gets off the ground today. The service will begin with a 7 a.m. flight from Washington County Regional Airport to Newark, with a 15-minute stop in Harrisburg, Pa., according to a press release from the airport. Chautauqua Airlines Inc., operating as US Airways Express, will provide two one-stop flights from Hagerstown to Newark from Monday through Friday at 7 a.m. and noon.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 8, 2013
George Smith knew for a long time that Lee Jones had the three ingredients that make great flight instructors - personality, skills and a love of flying. Smith, owner of Aero-Smith, a company that keeps corporate and private planes flying at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport, said he tried for months to get Jones to work full time for his company. Jones, 60, of Leetown, W.Va., Aero-Smith's chief flight instructor, recently won the Certified Flight Instructor of the Year award for the Federal Aviation Administration's Eastern Region, based in Baltimore.
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NEWS
June 9, 2013
Allegiant Air will be halting its service from Hagerstown to Orlando, Fla., in August. Does that signify the airline might be leaving Hagerstown Regional Airport? The question comes from Howie Lore of Winchester, Va., who recently sent an email to The Herald-Mail saying the airline was only booking flights on its website through Aug. 13. “... Is this a sign once again of departing Hagerstown?” Lore asked. He said in a follow-up email that he and others enjoy being able to fly out of Hagerstown rather than traveling to Baltimore or Washington, D.C. According to Allegiant spokeswoman Jessica Wheeler, the airline has no intentions of leaving Hagerstown and the absence of available flights after Aug. 13 is only part of its “seasonal suspension” of service.
OPINION
By U.S. REP. JOHN K. DELANEY | March 28, 2013
The indiscriminate budget cuts known as “sequestration” will soon be felt in Maryland and in Washington County. Last week it was announced that air traffic control towers at the Hagerstown and Frederick airports will likely be closed. The flickering signal sent from these closing control towers should be read correctly: We need to change course or prepare for a bumpy landing. The Frederick and Hagerstown airports bring more than $200 million into the local economy and support thousands of jobs.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Washington County Commissioner John F. Barr and Hagerstown Regional Airport officials were in Arizona this week to talk to Allegiant Air officials about additional flights in and out of Hagerstown, including Myrtle Beach, S.C., and more Florida destinations, Barr said Thursday. Airport Director Phil Ridenour told the commissioners Tuesday he would meet with Allegiant representatives Friday to discuss the possibility of opening a route from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach. Direct Air had scheduled flights to Myrtle Beach that ended in 2011.
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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.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | November 27, 2012
David and Peggy Beamer, parents of Todd Beamer, the passenger on Flight 93 who uttered the now famous battle cry, “Let's roll,” on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, met with Charles Town Middle School students Tuesday. David Beamer, addressing the eighth-grade class in the school gym, said the fact that United Flight 93 was delayed in leaving Newark was a “blessing.” It prevented the terrorists who hijacked the plane from reaching what many believe was their targeted destination: the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He said because of the delay, the 43 passengers and three crew members had time to learn that terrorists had crashed two planes into the World Trade Center towers and one into the Pentagon earlier that morning.
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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.
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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.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | September 15, 2012
About 10,000 people turned out Saturday for the 2012 Thunder Over the Blue Ridge Open House & Air Show, according to organizers. More than $13,000 in donations to United Way of the Eastern Panhandle were collected Saturday at the entrance gates, according to spokeswoman Tiffany Lawrence, who noted the support of dozens of volunteers. “The generosity has been overwhelming,” Lawrence said. Gates open Sunday at 9 a.m. for the second day of the show at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | August 9, 2012
A two-under-par 70 has been the norm for Chuck Thatcher in the first round of the last two WACO Championships. Last year was good enouogh to share the first-round lead with eventual winner Jim Markovitz. This year, Thatcher hopes to eliminate the second-round blues. The 29th edition WACO Open tees off on Saturday at 6:30 a.m. with 148 golfers perusing the 6,650-yard layout of Beaver Creek Country Club. A disappointing 75 took Thatcher out of contention, but he bounced back and rediscovered his game to win the Frederick City Amateur weeks later.
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