Augusta Regional, American Airlines to offer nonstop flights to Washington, D.C.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

American Airlines A319, Photo Date: 11/12/17 / Photo: Bernal Saborio / CC BY-SA 2.0 / (MGN)

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Augusta Regional Airport and American Airlines have announced they will soon offer nonstop flights from AGS to Ronald Regan International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.

According to a press release, the flights can be booked as early as June 3, 2019 for January 2020.

Airport Executive Director Herbert Judon says Washington DC is the No.1 final destination for passengers out of Augusta Regional.

"We have military, we've got the growing Cyber presence here, we've got the SRS SRR, the medical community, and many private sector businesses as well," Judon said.

Which is why Dr. Tom Clark with the Alliance of Fort Gordon pushed to bring the flight back to Augusta.

"Folks will be coming from Army Cyber, they'll be coming from Cyber Command, which is their direct command, they'll be coming to do $2.6 billion worth of infrastructure improvements to Fort Gordon," Clark said.

The schedule for these flights are as follows:

Arriving AGS 3:20 p.m.
Departing AGS 3:45 p.m.

You can book your flights on www.FlyAGS.com.

Airport officials are hoping to add even more flights down the road to other cities, but right now the airport won't say where those will be to.

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