The Augusta Regional Airport has played a significant role, both in the history of American aviation and in the economic development of the CSRA.
When most people think of the airport, they think of hellos and good-byes at the gates and watching planes take off and land. What many don’t realize is the enormous economic impact that the airport has had on our community.
By the 1990s Bush Field tenants and visitors were contributing approximately $290 million in annual economic activity with nearly 2,200 jobs attributed to the airport.
In 2000, Bush Field was renamed Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field to reflect its representation of the rapidly growing CSRA.
The self-sufficient airport, which has never used tax dollars to offset any of its projects or programs, completed the first-ever “Master Plan” in 2002. The Master Plan serves as a road map for future economic growth and development at and around the airport.
Today, the Augusta Regional Airport continues to take care of business. The 2011 statistics are impressive! More than 500,000 commercial service passengers used the airport, and about 14,000 general aviation operations carried 50,000 persons. Fort Gordon and the military utilize the airport as a training facility and to transport patients to and from the Eisenhower Army Medical Center and troops to and from the Middle East.
Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines and American Airlines Express connect Augusta to the world via convenient, non-stop service to Atlanta and Charlotte – two of the largest hub cities in the country.
Since 1941, our local airport has played a significant role in the economic development of this community. Augusta Regional Airport tenants and visitors contribute approximately $300 million in economic activity to the area each year.
And, now, with the construction of a new airline terminal, the Augusta Regional Airport continues to move the community forward, Embracing the Vision of Augusta and the CSRA.