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For Immediate Release:

Direct Air Launches Service From Hagerstown, Md To Myrtle Beach, Sc And New Florida Gateway - Lakeland/Orlando, Florida


Judy Tull or Ed Warneck
843-916-9700 (Corporate Office)
843-448-7920 (Fax) or

(Hagertown, MD — June 23, 2011) Officials from Hagerstown, MD along with Direct Air welcomed the first day of new service from Hagerstown, MD. Direct Air, based in Myrtle Beach, SC is the first to provide flights from the Hagerstown Regional Airport to two cities Myrtle Beach, SC and Lakeland, FL, offering flights where service did not exist.

To celebrate the new service Direct Air is offering low cost flights with fares beginning at $79 each way with no carry on fees. Tickets may be purchased on the website or by calling toll free 877-432-DIRECT (3473). Flights from Hagerstown will operate Thursday and Sunday and be on jet aircraft with 139 passenger First-Class and Coach-Class seating.

Photo: Kevin G. Gilbert
Staff Photographer,
from the Hearld-Mail Gallery:
Scenes from Direct Air's inaugural flight

“On March 30, 2011 Direct Air announced its intentions to start service from Hagerstown to popular destinations in Central Florida and Myrtle Beach starting June 23” said Hagerstown Airport Director Phil Ridenour, “Since then the response from the community has been astounding. We thank Direct Air for believing in Washington County and the quad-state area, and look forward to a long and successful relationship with this airline. Our staff has worked very hard and stepped up to the plate in preparing for this day. We stand ready to serve the citizens of the Quad-State area with this wonderful service.”

Ed Warneck, Partner of Direct Air stated “Flights beginning today is good news for the Hagerstown area. Direct Air has a strong niche in developing service to secondary airports. When you add benefits of convenience and easy pass through terminals offered by secondary airports we chose to fly between it is easy to see why our business continuous to grow and appeal to communities like Hagerstown. We are confident we can build popular flights to and from Hagerstown with our service featuring convenient non-stop and direct flights, low fares and convenient departure times.”

Partner Judy Tull said “The partners of Direct Air see Hagerstown as a good fit and we are committed to work together with the airport and community to promote the airport in a manner that maximizes its potential to become the airport of choice when traveling to Myrtle Beach and central Florida. Besides providing new air service we are projecting millions of dollars in economic impact to the Hagerstown area.”

Flights are Public Charters operated by Dynamic Airways. Advertised fares are one-way and include Federal Excise Tax of 7.5%. Fares do not include Flight Segment Tax of $3.70 per person, Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) of up to $4.50, September 11th Security Fees of $2.50 per person, $5.00 Reservation Center Fee, and $15.00 Convenience Fee per person per segment. Tickets can be purchased at Direct Air airport ticket counter without $15.00 Convenience Fee and $5.00 Reservation Center Fee. See Operator Participant Agreement.

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