On October 16, 2020 the Georgia Airports Association (GAA) awarded the Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) their annual Commercial Service Airport Project of the Year for the third time. The Airport previously won the award in 2016 and 2018.
GAA Board of Directors receives nominations from Airports across the State. The award criteria encompasses projects that significantly improved safety, Airport capacity, or required extraordinary resourcefulness.
AGS received the award for the Airport’s Apron Phase II Rehabilitation Project. This project was completed within a very strict time constraint and the team was able to incorporate some additional work into the original contract while maintaining the budget. This additional work included the construction of a new connector taxiway which greatly enhanced airfield efficiency and safety.
The $12.6 million dollar project came in under budget by $190,000.00. It was funded primarily by Federal Aviation Administration Grants (90%), Georgia Department of Transportation Grants (5%) and Airport Revenues (5%).
“The Airport is honored to have won this award yet again,” said Herbert Judon, Jr., AGS’s Executive Director. “In this unprecedented time for Airports and Aviation, this award epitomizes our broader vision and the hard work of staff and our partners. We collectively realize the importance of continuing to make strategic investments to position the Airport for sustained growth (and safety) both now and post-pandemic.”
The Augusta Richmond County Traffic Engineering Department announced the initiation of the Doug Barnard Parkway Entrance Improvement Project. This project will commence on Monday, September 28th and is scheduled for completion on or around December 27th. Project hours are typically 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This safety-enhancement project will widen a 700-foot section of Doug Barnard Parkway (south of the Tobacco Road intersection) adding a southbound left turn lane and a nothbound deceleration lane into the Airport’s South entrance.
Flaggers will be on site to ensure construction zone safety. There will be occasions when flaggers will alternately funnel north and southbound traffic. This may delay Airport patrons attempting to turn left into the main entrance. Augusta Regional Airport recommends all Airport patrons who may travel through this area to please schedule travel time accordingly. Also, consider utilizing the Airport’s North entrance.
*NOTE: This project is scheduled for 90 days. Weather may affect the timeline. All questions regarding the construction project should be directed to the Augusta Richmond County Traffic Engineering Department, 706-821-1706. See attached image for aerial photo of construction area.
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.
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:
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 (AGS) would like to issue the following statement regarding the COVID-19 and the postponement of the 2020 Augusta National Golf Club’s Masters Tournament.
“The Airport has worked closely with, and followed the guidance, of both the local Department of Public Health and the CDC regarding the COVID-19. We are taking every precaution to follow published guidelines to safeguard the wellbeing of our patrons and staff.
In regards to the postponement of the 2020 Masters™ Tournament, we are adjusting our operations accordingly and are fully prepared to resume the Airport-related execution of the event should the Augusta National reschedule. Additionally, we are communicating with both corporate and commercial airline operators regarding potentially adjusting flight schedules.
We will continue to evaluate the situation and remain flexible.”
Herbert L. Judon, Jr. Augusta Regional Airport Executive Director
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is searching for local area musicians and singers from the CSRA to perform, acoustically, during the week of the 2020 Masters™ for AGS’s Eighth Annual Spring Music Fest. The first full week of April is one of the busiest weeks at AGS. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and be seen by thousands of people. This year, AGS would like all selected musicians to play acoustically during their performance. Musicians will only be allowed to have microphones with amplifier.
If you would like to audition for the Augusta Regional Airport Spring Music Fest, please see details below:
Audition: Please fill out the Musical Artist Performance Application in its entirety and send it to:
1501 Aviation Way Augusta, GA 30906 Attn: Lauren Smith
*NOTE: Auditions will be evaluated by the Augusta Regional Airport Art Committee. Any auditions submitted without the performance application filled to its entirety will not be considered for evaluation. All artists selected to perform during the Spring Music Fest will be notified by phone to schedule a performance date and time. All performers must be badged to access the performance area which will require the passing of a ten year background check and associated training prior to event date. All performers will be paid for their performance at a set hourly rate.
Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is thrilled to announce that 2019 was a record-breaking year. A total of 673,255 passengers traveled through AGS in 2019, which superseded 2018’s numbers by almost 60,000 people! Overall Airport traffic has increased 9.7% year over year.
“We are very pleased with the 2019 passenger numbers. They represent a positive trend driven by our increased flight offerings, efficiencies, Airport improvements, and regional growth,” said Herbert Judon Jr., Augusta Regional Airports’ Executive Director. “Moreover, we are appreciative to the local users of the Airport; they are the root of the Airport’s success. We continue to be laser-focused on providing the Airport and commercial air service needs for the region.”