ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Aviation Commission received encouraging news on the growth and productivity of the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.
A recent report presented to the commission showed since 2013, the passenger boarding numbers are up over 15 percent.
In peak traveling season, which is the summer months, there have been increases as high as 25 percent.
In some instances, passengers have found that fares are cheaper compared to the previous years. Additionally, flights are on time at the rate of about 85 percent.
"This new growth and customer satisfaction comes at a good time," said David Hamilton, Transportation Director. "We are preparing for the construction of a new passenger boarding bridge and the improvements to the main runway that will add to the customers' overall flying experience coming in or going out of the City of Albany."
The transportation director says they plan to have a passenger boarding bridge constructed by the end of the fiscal year.
For more information, please contact Monique Broughton Knight, public information officer, at (229) 733-2225.