Mon., February 4, 2013 1:05pm
Four airlines are vying for the chance to provide passenger flights from Macon's airport to Atlanta and possibly other cities. They have submitted bids to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which subsidizes Macon flights under the federal Essential Air Service program.
Thu., January 3, 2013 1:26pm
A Florida-based airline has announced that it is pulling out of the Macon market before its planned flights from the central Georgia city to Atlanta's airport had started. Fort Lauderdale-based Sun Air International told Georgia transportation officials that challenges with pilot recruiting and training and establishing maintenance bases contributed to its decision.
Thu., November 15, 2012 1:00pm
A group of central Georgians studying the future of Macon's airport recommends that it should concentrate on increasing technical jobs related to aviation. A new passenger carrier is scheduled to start daily flights from Macon to Atlanta on Dec. 1, but the planning group believes the central Georgia airport should not count on that continuing indefinitely.
Wed., September 26, 2012 8:57am
A new airline will begin providing passenger flights from Macon to Atlanta later this year. Sun Air International plans to begin service from Macon to Atlanta on Dec. 1.
Fri., October 8, 2010 6:17pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation says none of the recent proposals by four airlines met federal cost guidelines.
Mon., July 26, 2010 3:15pm
A small airport that only has passenger flights from Macon to Atlanta may lose federal subsidies after ticket sales lagged last year. Georgia Skies flew less than 3,000 passengers between the cities in 2009 from Middle Georgia Regional Airport. Now, federal Department of Transportation officials are considering lowering the $466-per-passenger subsidy or doing away with it altogether, which would eliminate passenger air travel from Macon altogether.
Thu., October 29, 2009 1:42pm
People can now fly from Macon to Atlanta without two trips through check-in