Christmas Festivities at Augusta Regional Airport!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) holiday travelers will enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at they travel through the terminal. Entertainers will perform for passengers traveling December 17th- December 24th in the gates area of the Airport.

Each year the Airport schedules entertainment for the holiday season, hosting a performance each day in the main terminal building in the gate area. Beginning Friday, December 17th and continuing through Christmas Eve, local talent will fill the Airport with holiday cheer.
This year’s performers will be JaVonne Jones, John Hobbs, Fred Williams, Adam Thompson Harris, Matthew Dahlheimer, Bill Karp , and Roger & Berita.

Santa will also make an appearance to visit old and young on December 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Santa will be waiting to see everyone in the main foyer of the terminal building from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

“As a way to celebrate the holidays and promote the American Airlines daily service to Washington D.C. (DCA), we will also be giving away a pair of round-trip tickets this Christmas season,” said Mr. Herbert L. Judon Jr., Airport’s Executive Director. “This sweepstakes requires registrants to apply online with no cost obligation. The winner has until June of 2022 to use these tickets. For details on the sweepstakes please visit our website,”

Sweepstakes Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to win. The deadline to register is midnight on December 21, 2021. One entry per person. The odds of winning are 1: out of total number of entries. Value of tickets not to exceed $1,000 and may be transferred or gifted. Must fly American Airlines flight operating out of Augusta Regional Airport, direct to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Airline tickets must be redeemed and used by June 30, 2022. The winner will be selected by a random drawing on December 22, 2021 and immediately contracted by Augusta Regional Airport. The administrative office at Augusta Regional Airport must be contacted within 5 days notification of winning and need not be present to win. No cash substitutes. The winner is responsible for any applicable taxes. The winner agrees to allows the usage of their likeness for promotional purposes by the Augusta Regional Airport. Airport, Airline, and Airport Tenants and staff are not eligible to win.

Holiday Travel at AGS!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) would like to inform the public of two new amenities as travelers embark upon their Holiday trips.

As part of the Airport’s “Advancing. Growing. Stronger” (AGS) Campaign, the Airport has recently completed two customer centric projects that will improve the public’s upcoming holiday flying experience. If you haven’t flown in recent months, these two changes will be very noticeable and experiential.

The first is the new Baggage Claim Carousel Replacement Project. This recently completed project includes the installation of two new baggage carrousels that allow for larger bags, increased capacity, and greater reliability. This project also includes outbound baggage conveyance systems, two airline baggage service offices, and new terrazzo flooring.

Second, the Airport also recently installed a new exit lane egress security system. You will experience this as you pass through the exit lane tunnels upon your arrival back in Augusta. Once fully operational, this system will significantly enhance the Airport’s security posture and passenger flow.

“As passenger numbers continue to increase and the Holiday travel season begins, these two new upgrades will contribute to an improved Airport experience by providing state of the art and upgraded systems for AGS,” said Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Airport Executive Director. “As we continue to enhance the Airport, we encourage locals to fly AGS and visit our trip calculator when booking Holiday Trips”

As passengers prepare to travel through AGS, please allow 90-120 prior to your departing flight to transition through ticketing and TSA. Please visit for additional AGS information.

Augusta Regional Airport’s Construction Notice to Arriving Passengers!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) will require all arriving passengers to exit the commercial terminal via a different route November 1st – 5th.
Beginning Monday, November 1st through November 5th, AGS will begin the instillation of an exit lane egress tunnel device in the main-commercial terminal building.

During the installation period, all arriving AGS passengers will be temporarily rerouted to access the public side of the terminal. Directional signs, barricades, and additional airport personnel will be onsite to assist in this process.

In conjunction with the Airport’s Advancing. Growing. Stronger. (AGS) Campaign, this project is designed to improve the egress processes, the passenger experience, and security posture. This project will update the existing exit lane by installing flip flow breach control mechanisms.

“We apologize for the slight inconvenience this may cause for our customers. However, we are excited to continue with the implementation of these upgrades to our terminal and security posture,” said Herbert L. Judon Jr., Airport Executive Director.

Augusta Regional Airport Partners with Shepeard Community Blood Center for Blood Drive!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is partnering with Shepeard Community Blood Center to hold a blood drive adjacent to the main terminal building of Augusta Regional Airport on October 22nd, from 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Shepeard Blood Mobile will be located adjacent to the main terminal building, located at 1501 Aviation Way, in the Elite Rewards Parking Lot. Please see attached map for directions. The first 15 donors will receive a free Applebee’s gift card. All donors will receive points in the Shepeard donor store that can be redeemed for gift cards or T-shirts.

Despite the efforts of blood donation centers over the past few months, centers nationwide are in dire need of blood donations. Our local hospitals are in urgent need of O negative and O positive blood types.

Shepeard is the community’s local non-profit blood center that supplies blood products to several local hospitals. When you donate with Shepeard, you are truly giving back to your community. Help save up to three local lives.

Fourth Annual Field of Pink Display at Augusta Regional Airport!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month by presenting the Fourth Annual Field of Pink Display!
The Field of Pink consists of pink flags placed around the Airport entrance sign to honor those who have fought the breast cancer battle. The commemorative flags will remain in place for the entire month of October.

Everyone is invited to join the Airport in the effort to bring awareness to this terrible disease that affects one out of every eight women in the U.S. The Airport will sell pink flags through October 29th for $1. The Airport will also sell t-shirts, one for $20 or two for $30. These items may be purchased at the Airport Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 100% of proceeds go directly to the University Health Care Foundation’s Miracle Mile Walk.

“Routine screening mammography is the gold standard for early detection and we believe all women should have access to these lifesaving screenings,” said Laurie Ott, President of the University Health Care Foundation. “100% of the proceeds from the Miracle Mile Walk stays local to help fund mammograms for under and uninsured women. University Health Care Foundation appreciates Augusta Regional Airports continued support!”

“We are very honored again to support the Field of Pink Campaign,” said Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Augusta Regional Airport Executive Director. “These pink flags represent a constant reminder of the individuals, families, and healthcare workers on the frontlines battling breast cancer.”

For more information about the University Health Care Foundation and the Miracle Mile Walk please visit, call (706) 667-0030, or email

AGS Searches for Local Artists and Musicians!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is currently searching for local area artists and musicians to highlight their talent in both our General Aviation Terminal and Commercial Airline Terminal.

Still art, such as 2-D and 3-D pieces, would be selected for display in both Airport Terminals. These pieces would have to fit within a locked display case with dimensions: 65.5 H x 34 W x22 D or 46 H x 67.5 W x 15 D.

Musicians would be invited to perform during our busiest times of the year, Christmas of 2021 and Master’s Week of 2022. These performers would be required to play acoustically due to the capacity of the venue.

If you would like to apply for either of these opportunities, please see the details below:

Still Art: Please mail or email 6-10 examples of your work, via photographs, to the contact below.

Live Art: Please fill out the required application:

Please send all submissions to the following:
Attention: Lauren Smith Deadline: October 15, 2021
1501 Aviation Way
Augusta, GA 30906

NOTE: All submissions will be evaluated by the Augusta Regional Airport Art Committee. Only those applications filled to their entirety will be considered for evaluation. Those artists selected will be contacted directly for scheduling.

Construction Committee Meeting 9/22


Aviation Commission’s Construction Committee Meeting

The Augusta Aviation Commission’s Construction Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Orwen Commission Chambers, or on ZOOM

Please contact Airport Administration at 706-798-3236 with any questions.

Augusta Regional Airport is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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AGS Closes Entrances in Preparation for Iron Man!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) will close two Airport entrances in preparation for the 70.3 Iron Man.

In preparation for the 2021 Iron Man, the Airport will temporarily close the North Entrance and the Standard Aero Entrance of the property on Sunday, September 26th at approximately 7:00 a.m.. It will remain closed until the end of the scheduled event.

At the intersection of Doug Barnard Parkway and Tobacco Road, the main entrance will remain open for through traffic. However, traffic may be held between 8:45 a.m. through 1:45 p.m. to allow race participants to pass the Airport entrance. Traffic enforcement will be on-site to direct traffic.

Airport patrons are asked to arrive at least 90-120 minutes before their departure time. Please allow ample time for travel before your flight.

Please see attached map for details.

For additional information on the Iron Man 70.3, please visit

Augusta Regional Airport Hosts Meet-a-Machine Benefitting Childhood Cancer Awareness!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) is proud to host the Second Annual Meet-a-Machine benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, there will be an estimated 15,780 new cases of children, from birth to age 14, diagnosed with different forms of cancer each year.

The 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, and much more. The event is designed to raise funds to support the research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatments, and cures of childhood cancers.

“We are grateful for the Augusta Regional Airport’s continued support of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia,” said Kelsey McCullough, CMN Philanthropy Coordinator. “The funds raised by this organization greatly impact our patients.”

“Despite the challenges of the past year, the Airport was determined to safely put on this event for such an important cause,” said Herbert L. Judon, Jr., Airport Executive Director. “As an organization, we stand in solidarity and support of all the young people, their families, and healthcare professionals battling all forms of pediatric cancers. In recognition of support of those lost or battling cancer, you will see a display of gold pinwheels at the entrance of the Airport.”

Meet-a-Machine will be held on September 25th from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. by Hangar One at Augusta Regional Airport. Tickets are $5 per adult. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at or by scanning below.

This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors; Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Portable Services, Textron, Chick-f-la, Coke-a-Cola, Bruster’s Ice Cream, JaSalty, Augusta Richmond County Marshal’s Office, Augusta Richmond County Fire Department, Augusta Richmond County Sherriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Richmond County School System Police Department, AU Health, and Travis Spears.

AGS Partners with Local Animal Shelters & Animal Services for Pet Adoption Day!

Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) has partnered with several organizations to hold a Pet Adoption Day!

AGS has partnered with Augusta Animal Services, Columbia County Animal Services, and Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) of Aiken, South Carolina for a Pet Adoption Day in hopes to provide forever homes for several pets in the Savannah River Region.

The event will be held on Friday, September 3rd from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on the outside, south end portion of the Augusta Regional Airport’s Main Terminal building.

Animals will have low adoption rates and have been spayed/neutered. Airport parking is free for the first thirty (30) minutes. All of those who adopt an animal will receive free parking.

Should you have questions about the animals that will be available, please contact each organization directly. Please note that adoption fees may vary between organizations. Animals available for adoption may have had additional medical procedures dependent on each organizations adoption processes. Adoption event time frame may be adjusted due to animal availability. For location details, please review attached map.

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