I’m actually in favor of this idea and I hope City Council will come around to it. It’s counter-intuitive for me, I know, to favor the City of Macon spending $135,000.00 a year on a private company to grow our airport, but I really think it would be money well spent.
I’m familiar with TBI Airport Management and I think they would do a much better job than the city has.
Macon actually has a good airport facility. There is no reason why we should not have a Southwest hub at the Macon Airport. I think people would flock to that. Right now, to get Southwest, you have to make the 5 hour trip to Macon to Birmingham by car.
I understand the difficulty in getting up money for this, but I think the long term benefit, and future financial revenue stream that could be generated would be well worth the money up front.