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CONGRESSMAN BISHOP APPLAUDS ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE FOR MIDDLE GEORGIA REGIONAL AIRPORT

September 11, 2016 at 4:24 am

MACON, GA – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomes the Department of Transportation's determination to continue Essential Air Service (EAS) eligibility for Middle Georgia Regional Airport (MCN). This vital program connects small and regional communities across the country. EAS eligibility for Middle Georgia Regional Airport will help to ensure the airport can expand to include regular commercial services for Macon, Georgia and the surrounding region.

“This determination will allow Middle Georgia Regional Airport to increase their range of services,” said Congressman Bishop. “The airport is an important economic engine for the Middle Georgia Region, and I look forward to working with Middle Georgia Regional Airport, Macon-Bibb County, and the surrounding communities to continue to enhance economic opportunities.”

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is a city-owned regional airport located outside of Macon, GA. The airport is used for a number of aviation purposes, including aircraft maintenance and repair for large and small aircraft, aerial surveys, charter and recreational flights, and military training exercises. The airport provides approximately $200,000,000 in economic output for the local and regional economies.

 
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