Forget Flying Out of Macon

Delta has announced they are shutting down their MCN-ATL flights. ASA’s maintenance hub is in Macon. If that goes too, there will be a good bit of unemployed folks around here.

I can’t say I blame them. There has never been a huge demand and the airport authority has so ridiculously managed the airport, the FAA has suspended flight traffic several times.

Macon needs to bite the bullet and let private managers manage the airport.

6 comments

  1. AlanR says:

    You couldn’t be more right. Given the demographics of the region, things should be exploding at Macon. Instead the business is going somewhere else.

  2. MidGaDawg says:

    I don’t know why anyone would FLY from MCN to ATL anyway. The Macon to DC flight we’ve been promised might sell some tickets, but only if it were cheaper than ATL-to-DC. But unless Macon can become the low-cost alternative for Central and South GA, we’re just too close to Atlanta for an airport to be really viable.

  3. drjay says:

    “You couldn’t be more right. Given the demographics of the region, things should be exploding at Macon. Instead the business is going somewhere else.”

    i don’t think you’re allowed to use the terminology in reference to an airport anymore–homeland security has been notified and you ip will be tracked…

  4. Erick says:

    MidGaDawg, I’ve flown the MCN-ATL flight a lot. It’s so convenient to get on that plane and have my bags checked directly through to my final destination.

    The last three or four times I’ve flown out of Macon, the ticket cost was only about $20.00 more expensive than a ticket direct from Atlanta. So, no airport parking charges (it’s free in Macon), no filling the car with gas. and no long security lines.

  5. Icarus says:

    I can’t believe ASA wasn’t making money on the $20 fares for the Macon leg of these flights.

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