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ASA flies low in new study

April 2, 2007

Albany--  Atlantic-Southeast Airlines, the main carrier for the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, flies low in a recent study.

In an annual report on the nation's largest carriers, ASA received the worst on-time performance at a low grade of 66-percent. They also received the worst baggage handling performance and the highest rate of passengers bumped or denied a flight because of overbooking.

Southwest Regional Airport director Yvette Aehle says the low performance rating is a concern but it's not a representation of Albany's main transportation hub.

"I think the majority of people that fly in and out of here do report that they don't have any problem with our staff or with how we conduct operations here. I think a lot of the problems stem in Atlanta and I think that Delta does recognize at this point that their performance is sub-par," said Aehle.

Aehle says Delta is taking steps to rectify some of those problems. She says staff changes on the way in Atlanta may help boost ASA's rating.