Albany Plans Airport Expansion

| October 22, 2014
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ALBANY — Competition to better serve corporate clients through regional airports just ramped up as Albany rolled out plans to improve the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

WALB is reporting that Airport Commissioners approved the concept of plans to demolish the Fix Base Operator hangars and build new buildings on both sides of the airport to attract executive customers who fly in on private jets. They said the plans will hopefully bring more businesses and economic development to Albany.

“We are the red carpet. We are the welcome for people that come in on a commercial aircraft, but for the folks that come in and are looking at possibly opening a business, coming into hunt, those folks come in on private airplanes and we need to give them the same look at Albany that we have here in the new building,” Yvette Aehle told WALB.

A budget has not been finalized, though the project is expected to take up to 5 years.

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