Contour Airlines and the Middle Georgia Regional Airport are bringing back commercial flights to the Macon Regional Airport. The commercial airline expects to begin flights from Middle Georgia Regional Airport to Washington, D.C., starting August 17th with its maiden flight for Macon-Bibb officials and then flights for the general public will begin the following day, August 18th.
The public can purchase tickets now at contourairlines.com for an introductory price of $49 each way for flights through December 15, 2017 that are placed within a two-week time frame. In order to receive the $49 introductory price, tickets must be purchased by July 26, 2017. After July 26th, the standard airfare pricing will apply. Standard airfare for flights out of Middle Georgia Regional Airport will then range from $69-$199 each way. The airline will begin service with 12 weekly round trips that include one flight on Saturday and one flight on Sunday and two daily trips during the week. Flight trip times from Macon will be around an hour and a half, one-way and complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided on all flights.
Outgoing flights from Macon will land in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The BWI airport is about 30 miles from Washington D.C.’s epi-center and they offer complimentary shuttles to the commuter rails that have direct destinations in both Baltimore and Washington D.C. The Baltimore Airport also offers Amtrack services for passengers that have additional destinations such as Philadelphia and New York City.
According to Contour Airlines, the aircraft in service for flights out of Macon will be a Embraer ERJ-135. A standard ERJ-135 is equipped with 37 seats in a one-class configuration of Economy and is used for regional routes. However, Contour has reconfigured its plane to seat 30 that will provide added legroom for passengers flying out of Macon.