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Getting expert assistance to grow Augusta Regional Airport

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Members of the Aviation Commission gave the greenlight to hire a consultant to help staff make the right moves to bring additional airline service to Augusta Regional Airport.

Executive Director Herbert Judon, Jr. told commission members at the June 30 regular meeting that Augusta is an underser...

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  1. Did you pay attention to those figures? $3,000,000 for the two new passenger boarding bridges plus $2,000,000 for the 2,000 sq. ft. addition to hold the boarding areas. At a cost of $1,000 per sq. ft. There has to be some kind of tomfoolery going on with those figures. And what about the $2,295,000 per year anticipated long term parking fees? Yes that’s right the $2 addition will add $459,000 which is $229,500 per dollar times $10 per day. Now we know how they come up with so much money to pay all those employees that walk around doing nothing at the airport to keep it clean (why I never go there anymore).

  2. Perhaps Augusta can grow to the point that the airport can be self sustaining. I suppose this was the original idea. Unfortunately, the facility started downhill on day one due to lack of maintenance. Broken boarding bridges and dirty bathrooms aren’t a good welcome mat for our town. Another huge issue is our lack of clout with large airports in enforcing incoming flights. I’ve read that the rate of incoming cancellations is low but I’ve experienced at least 3 myself.

  3. The restrooms after the last expansion/remodel were well below a Portalet in quality and ergonomics. IIRC, the stalls were made from painted plywood, not easily cleaned. One could not enter and then close the door due lack of clearance in front of the toilet. The restrooms were filthy and water was leaking on the floor. Hopefully they have been or will be upgraded to commercial standards and materials.

  4. This whole scenario sounds like a lot of dollars flowing into the hands of undeserving, underhanded individuals. Don’t they already pay big salaries to airport management, who should be able to get the information needed for expansion with their own skill sets?

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