HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) — Flights offered by Southern Airways were ultimately suspended Monday morning according to Airport Director Garrison Plessinger.
According to Plessinger, the suspension is final and until further notice, there isn’t an update on the Aviation Counsel’s petition to the U.S. District Court of Appeals. Plessinger says that they’ve received plenty of phone calls from upset customers and the county will suffer economically, but there’s still light at the end of the tunnel.
“We are still going to work with the federal delegation to get the EAS turned over again, so we’re still trying to not lose hope.” said Plessinger. “At least Southern Airways has taken a little time off until we get it all sorted out.”
Hagerstown Regional Airport’s Essential Air Service waiver eligibility was suspended due to failure to meet 2018’s Fiscal Year reports. However, staff members said last week they were frustrated since they are now meeting 2019’s Fiscal Year requirements, and the termination is based on old and outdated data.
The Regional Airport will still offer flights through Allegiant Airlines.
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