Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is thrilled to announce additional non-stop daily service to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning March 5, 2020. The Community can begin booking these flights today.
“We look forward to adding the 2nd DFW flight. The morning DFW departure will be particularly attractive to business people-especially those with early or mid-morning meetings in the Midwest or West Coast. With two DFW flights, it provides local travelers more flexibility to arrive and depart out of AGS. It also affords more connectivity into AA’s largest hub, DFW, with over 225 follow-on domestic and international destinations. This constitutes a continuing commitment by AA to grow in the Augusta Market,” said Mr. Herbert Judon Jr., Airport’s Executive Director.
“The flight will be on the 76-seat ERJ 175 Aircraft. The ERJ-175 is a comfortable mid-sized regional jet with more aisle and overhead compartment space then some of the smaller regional aircraft. I want to thank the local community for using the Airport and serving as the catalyst for our growth. However, I also want to emphasize how important it is for local air travelers to continue to use AGS in order for us to maintain these new flights and continue our growth. As a reminder, the non-stop Washington DC flight will begin on January 7, 2020.”
The schedule for the additional DFW flight is as follows:
Airport Property Leasing and Development Opportunity Augusta Regional Airport – AGS Augusta, Georgia. The Augusta Aviation Commission (AAC) is issuing this Notice of Availability seeking qualified parties to undertake the leasing and development of available AAC property located at Augusta Regional Airport, General Perry Smith Parkway, Augusta, GA.
This opportunity consists of the undertaking of a long-term ground lease available for development of aeronautical or non-aeronautical use facilities and operations. Interested parties shall be responsible for designing and constructing all facets of the infrastructure of any improvements or facilities to be operated by the proposer or a third party, which operation shall be determined by proposer or third party, subject to AAC approval.
Skyworx Innovation Xchange, the Augusta Regional Airport’s (AGS) new aerospace business incubator, hosted its first innovation forum focused on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and cyber security relating to UAS. The event was held at the new Georgia Cyber Center in downtown Augusta, Georgia.
The Innovation Xchange was developed as a way to disseminate information and encourage collaboration between disparate groups working on similar programs in the UAS industry. Speakers included people from academia, military, government and private industry. More than 90 attendees, reflecting the same diverse groups as the speakers, registered for and attended the event.
“With the tremendous growth in the UAS industry and the relocation of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) to the Augusta region, we felt the program would be very timely to the region,” stated Herbert Judon, Jr., Executive Director, Augusta Regional Airport.
Skyworx is operated by and through, AGS staff and the Augusta Aviation Commission (AAC). The mission of the Skyworx Innovation Xchange is to encourage interest and innovation in the aerospace industry by providing an entrepreneurial environment, which encourages new ventures and minimizes risk of failure during the critical start-up phase of new businesses.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to host 40 students from the Richmond County School System’s Aviation Pathway for the Airport’s sixth Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Aviation Career Day! On November 22nd, students from Cross Creek High School’s Fundamentals of Aviation and Flight Operations One classes will visit AGS to participate in the Airport’s STEM Aviation Career Day. These select students are given the opportunity to learn about the aviation industry and how STEM is essential to the career path.
Each student will be able to interact with staff and tour the facilities of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Control Tower, the Standard Aero maintenance hangar, the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) station, and MVP Aviation’s flight instructor with his Cessna 172 aircraft.
“We are, again, very proud and privileged to host the STEM Aviation Career Day. From its inception, Aviation has, and continues to, be one of the leading industries in innovation, technological advancements, and overall societal contribution,” said Herbert Judon Jr., Airport’s Executive Director. “We are humbled to do our small part to introduce the next generation of young leaders to these amazing professions.”
All media wishing to cover this event should contact Lauren Smith by Thursday, November 21st by 4:30 p.m. This is an invitation only event.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is currently searching for local area artists to display their work in the General Aviation and Airline Terminal buildings. Two and three dimensional (2-D & 3-D) artists are welcome to submit applications. Desired artwork includes pottery, sculptures, tapestries, woodturning, painting, etc.
Two dimensional (2-D) and Three dimensional (3-D) artwork will be selected for display in the main airline terminal building and the Airport’s private aircraft terminal. These venues provide the opportunity to showcase local art to be viewed by thousands throughout the year.
If you would like to submit an example of your work, please see details below:
Example: Please send 6-10 examples of your work via photographs on a CD or website address to: Mail: 1501 Aviation Way Email: email@example.com Augusta, GA 30906 OR Attn: Lauren Smith
Deadline: October 11, 2019
Requirements: Artwork must fit within one of the displays measuring the following: Locked cabinetry with dimensions: 65.5″ H x 34″ W x22″ D or 46″ H x 67.5″ W x 19″ D. Shelving and display blocks are provided depending on selected pieces. A curator will install all art for these displays.
*NOTE: All submissions will be evaluated by the Augusta Regional Airport Art Committee. Artists selected for display will be notified by phone. The selected artist will not be reimbursed for their displays, however, they will be allowed to provide contact information for interested buyers. Please review and fill out AGS’s Art Policy along with your submission:
Augusta Regional Airport, operated by the Augusta Aviation Commission, hereby publishes a proposed overall goal for its Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program for FY2020-FY2022 for the Augusta Regional Airport. The proposed overall goal is 0.68% for rental car concessions and 53.19% for non-car rental concessions. The methodology used in developing this goal is available for inspection during normal business hours, until October 11, 2019. At the office of the DBE Liaison Officer, Augusta Regional Airport, 1501 Aviation Way, Augusta GA 30906. The Airport will receive and consider public comments on the proposed goal until October 11, 2019. Comments may be submitted to the DBE Liaison Officer at the above address. For additional information and question, please contact Risa A. Bingham, at 706-798-3236, during normal business hours.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to host the First Annual Meet-a-Machine benefitting the University Health Care Foundation and The Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. AGS will provide the community a free event to raise funds benefitting the Miracle Mile Walk (University Health Care Foundation) and the Children’s Miracle Network (Children’s Hospital of Georgia.) Meet-a-Machine is a family event that provides the public the opportunity to see, touch, and learn about multiple types of vehicles. These vehicles include emergency response vehicles, planes, aircraft equipment, construction equipment, etc. Food will be available to purchase with proceeds going to each organization.
“This is a great way for young people to get hands on exposure to large and/or emergency equipment.” Said, Herbert Judon Jr., Airport Executive Director. “In addition to being a fundraising opportunity, it may plant the seeds of greater understanding, respect, and perhaps even pursuit of some of the associated career fields.”
Free admission with ticket. Tickets can be claimed by visiting www.flyags.ticketleap.com/meet-a-machine/ or by scanning below. This event could not be possible without the support of our sponsors, Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola, and Portable Services, Inc. Proceeds from the event will be divided evenly between the University Health Care Foundation and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) has partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Georgia to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 11,060 new cases of children from birth to age 14 diagnosed with different forms of cancer during 2019. This campaign is organized as a way to increase awareness and raise funds to support the research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and cure of all childhood cancers.
The Airport will begin selling gold pin-wheels for $1 each, today, August 20th. These pin-wheels will be placed by the Airport’s main entrance sign during the month of September. To purchase a pin-wheel you may visit AGS between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Community partnerships play a big role in helping raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia,” said Catherine Stewart, associate director of Development at Children’s. “We are proud to partner with Augusta Regional Airport’s leadership and staff to bring awareness to all of our pediatric patients going through cancer treatment.”
“We are humbled to participate in this venture with the Children’s Miracle Network to raise funds and bring attention to such an important cause,”said Herbert Judon Jr. Airport Executive Director.
To learn more about the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and its cancer program, visit this website.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is thrilled to announce the resumption of daily direct, non-stop, service to the Ronald Reagan International Airport (DCA) beginning January 7, 2020. The community can begin booking these flights as early as today, June 3, 2019.
“We are so happy to restore direct air service between Augusta and the Washington D.C. Capital Region,” said Mr. Herbert Judon Jr. Airport Executive Director. “Since my arrival, the community has spoken loud and clear regarding the necessity to regain this service. Washington D.C. is our top destination and critically important for local customers. This flight will create efficiencies and savings for our partners in cyber, military, the private sector, and leisure travelers. This is just another on-going step to deliver a more diverse air service portfolio for the region.”
”On 3 March of this year, Augusta Regional Airport established a strategic partnership with American Airlines that provided direct daily service from Dallas-Fort Worth to Augusta. Today that strategic partnership takes another major step forward as direct service from Reagan National Airport to Augusta will begin in January 2020. I commend the leadership of Director Herbert Judon and the entire Augusta Regional Airport team that worked with American Airlines to make this direct flight possible. As Augusta quickly becomes the Cyber Capitol of the nation, investments like this create a gateway to the world for the military, businesses and citizens throughout the region,” said Mayor Hardie Davis.
The schedule for these flights are as follows:
Arriving AGS 3:20 p.m. Departing AGS 3:45 p.m.
You may book your flight by visiting www.FlyAGS.com or by calling American Airlines directly at 1-800-433-7100 or visitingwww.AA.com.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is excited to expand on the Elite Rewards Program!
For the past several years, AGS has offered the Airport’s frequent flyers membership to the Elite Rewards Program, which offers recurrent travelers a VIP parking lot at a low monthly rate. The Airport is excited to announce the expansion of this program by now offering Elite Rewards Members access to the Elite Suite.
This VIP, clubroom, has been designed with the traveling elite in mind. This exclusive suite offers the business travelers a quiet, secluded, lounge to conduct last minute business preparations, enjoy a private television, and light refreshments.
The Elite Rewards Program offers three different club level membership’s options.
Prime Elite Suite access only $30 Executive Elite Rewards Parking Lot access only $100 VIP Elite Rewards Parking & Elite Suite access $115
“As part of the Airport’s Advancing. Growing. Stronger. (AGS) campaign, we are pleased to debut the Elite Suite,” said Mr. Herbert Judon Jr. Airport Executive Director. “This new amenity provides an exclusive environment for our frequent flyer, business, and VIP populations. Albeit at a smaller scale, it is has many of the elements of the upscale clubs operating in some of the larger Airports.”
If you would like to join the Elite Rewards Program please visit the Rewards Program Page for details. Fees listed above are monthly and charged on a quarter basis.