Thousands of People Using Middle Georgia Regional Airport to Fly to Baltimore & DC

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

In the month of June, more passengers than previous months used Middle Georgia Regional Airport to fly to Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) on Contour Airlines or to Biloxi on the weekend charter flight with Sun Country Air. More than 3,000 passengers came through the airport (1,521 boarding at MCN), which was an average of 89% of load capacity and a 7% increase from May.

“With service from Macon, passengers can be landing at their destination in less time than it would take to drive to other airports,” says Airport Manager Erick D’Leon. “What we have here is the right recipe for success: a reliable air carrier, the right destination, and a convenient airport.”

With June’s numbers included, 13,700 people have come through MCN (with 6,917 boarding here) since January. This time last year, only 246 came through MCN in June (123 boarding here), and only 1,310 had used passenger service from January – June 2017.

“The level of interest has surpassed even our ambitious goals,” says Matt Chaifetz, CEO of Contour Airlines. “We're constantly looking at our booking patterns to evaluate the demand and how we can best adjust our capacity to match. Certainly the success of the BWI service warrants examination of additional destinations.”