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Listing of Recent News articles and media releases about the Hagerstown Regional Airport.
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Southern Airways Announces Hagerstown to Baltimore Daily Service
(Hagerstown, MD — October 7, 2016))
“Southern Airways is pleased to announce the launch of new daily service connecting Hagerstown, Md. to Baltimore beginning Nov. 19."

Hagerstown Regional Airport to Host B-29 Superfortress
(Hagerstown, MD — May 20, 2016))
“The AirPower History Tour to showcase bomber and C-45 Expeditor, flights also available for purchase"

Hagerstown Regional Airport Wins Two Performance Awards
(Hagerstown, MD —May 9, 2016))
“Hagerstown Regional Airport is proud to announce receipt of the Balchen/Post Award and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Partnership Award."

Hagerstown Regional Airport to Host the Young Eagles Breakfast and Lunch
(Hagerstown, MD —April 7, 2016))
“Hagerstown Regional Airport is teaming up with Experimental Aircraft Association..."

Cycle aviation expands services to hagerstown regional airport
(Hagerstown, MD —March 2, 2016))
“Avionics shop at HGR will support future attraction and..."

PIE Is Back At Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD —February 12, 2016))
“What do we like more than PIE, you ask? Sunny skies and ..."

New B4ufly App Lets Drone Pilots Know Where They Can Fly
(Hagerstown, MD —January 12, 2016))
“The Hagerstown Regional Airport encourages drone pilots in the region to explore the latest guidance in drone flight..."

Hagerstown Regional Airport Announces Commercial And Commuter Route Schedules
(Hagerstown, MD —November 2, 2015))
“Looking to make travel easy this fall? Park for free and let Hagerstown Regional Airport get you to your destination with ..."

Celebrate Aviation with Hagerstown Regional Airport at Wings and Wheels Expo 2015
(Hagerstown, MD —September 23, 2015)
“You’ve never seen a collection like the showcase of historic and modern aircraft and vintage cars, trucks and more ..."

Recognizing HGR During General Aviation Month
(Hagerstown, MD —September 14, 2015)
“Governor Larry Hogan has declared September 2015 General Aviation and Community Airport Month...Recognizing HGR During General Aviation Month. ..."

New Non-stop Flight To Pittsburgh From Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD —September 8, 2015)
“Hagerstown Regional Airport is proud to announce the launch of new non-stop service to Pittsburgh..."

Airport Advisory Commission Seeking Candidates
(Hagerstown, MD —July 31, 2015)
“The Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) is seeking applicants to join the Washington County Airport Advisory Commission (AAC). ..."

Hagerstown Regional Airport Contributes Mittions to Local Economy
(Hagerstown, MD —July 29, 2015)
“The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) just released their study detailing the economic impact of the 35 general aviation airports located in the State. ..."

Open Airplane Afternoon is Back at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD —April 29, 2015)
“Bring the kids and prepare to climb aboard the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar. Or check out ..."

Celebrate New Non-Stop Flights with PIE at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD —February 20, 2015)
“Come get your slice of the pie as Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) celebrates the inaugural flight ..."

Santa Claus to Fly into Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD —December 11, 2014)
“Kids and families are invited to share a photo and Christmas list at the terminal ..."

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service Between Hagerstown and Tampa Bay
(Hagerstown, MD — November 12, 2014)
“Company offers introductory one-way fares as low as $65..."

Block Party Round-Trip Winner and Family Flies Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — November 4, 2014)
“Remember our Block Party this summer, celebrating 15 years of sunshine with Allegiant?..."

Travel Deals are Back at Hagerstown Regioanl Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — October 30, 2014)
“With Allegiant’s return, we continue to offer the most competitive travel deals for the quad-state region..."

Wings of Freedom Tour Lands at Hagerstown Regioanl Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — September 30, 2014)
“Aviation and World War II history buffs alike are invited to explore a one-of-a-kind aviation display..."

Hagerstown Regional Airport wins Two Performance Achievement Awards
(Hagerstown, MD — September 16, 2014)
“Join us in a round of applause to recognize HGR for receiving Outstanding Safety and Security Performance and Zero Mishandled Bags Achievement Awards from Allegiant..."

Celebrate Aviation with Hagerstown Regional Airport at Wings and Wheels Expo 2014
(Hagerstown, MD — September 13, 2014)
“Take a tour through Washington County’s aviation history. Kids and adults alike can climb aboard 12 Hagerstown-built aircraft..."

Help Hagerstown Regional Airport Celebrate National Aviation Day
(Hagerstown, MD — August 14, 2014)
“National Aviation Day is Sunday August 17, and there are two chances to celebrate with the Hagerstown Regional Airport...."

Allegiant Announces HGR Flight and Flight REservation Schedule
(Hagerstown, MD — August 11, 2014)
“Allegiant flights from Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) to Orlando Sanford International Airport will be on hiatus..."

Round Trip Airfare Tickets and Vouchers up for Grabs at Hagerstown Regional Airport Block Party
(Hagerstown, MD — July 10, 2014)
“The party is at our place July 24, 5 - 8 p.m. at 18434 Showalter Road in Hagerstown. ..."

Midwest Air Traffic Control Services honored with Willie Card Contract Tower Service Award
(Hagerstown, MD — June 25, 2014)
“Please join us in congratulating Hagerstown Regional Airport’s (HGR) air traffic controllers ..."

Young Eagles ride in planes for free
(Hagerstown, MD — June 20, 2014)
“Bring the kids to Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) for a morning of plane rides ..."

Celebrate Father's Day at Open Airplane Afternoon with Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — June 11, 2014)
“Bring Dad and celebrate Father's Day and aviation with the ..."

Open Airplane Afternoon Scheduled at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — April 25, 2014)
“Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) and the Hagerstown Aviation Museum are pleased to present a behind-the-scenes look ..."

Allegiant Resume Flights
(Hagerstown, MD — Novembe 14, 2013)
“Flights starting at $68 to Orlando-Sanford International Airport ..."

Hagerstown Regional Airport Control Tower to Remain Open
(Hagerstown, MD — May 10, 2013)
“The FAA has announced the 149 federal contract air traffic control towers scheduled to close will now be funded ..."

Allegiant and Hagerstown Regional Airport to Host Vote for Vacation Campaign on Tuesday
(Hagerstown, MD — August 30, 2012)
“Enter to win flight coupons, free tickets, and more. ...

allegiant celebrates inaugural flight between hagerstown and orlando
(Hagerstown, MD — May 25th, 2012)
“Washington County is so excited to have Allegiant as a carrier at Hagerstown Regional Airport, and we look forward to a continued successful partnership,” said President of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners Terry Baker. ...

VIDEO: Allegiant Flies Again
(Hagerstown, MD — May 25th, 2012)
Inaugural Allegiant Flight Leaves Hagerstown: second time lucky.
(Article published by

Allegiant Announces Nonstop, Low-Cost Flights Between Hagerstown, MD and Orlando
(Hagerstown, MD — March 22nd, 2012)
Allegiant today announces new, nonstop jet service between Hagerstown, Md., and Orlando, Fla., via Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), will begin May 25, 2012. ...

Cardin Says FAA Reauthorization Gives Hagerstown Airport "Opportunity" to Keep EAS Subsidy
(Washington, DC — February 6th, 2012)
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today said ... FAA bill will give Hagerstown Regional Airport a “good chance to keep the subsidy” for Cape Air’s commuter flights ...

Washington County to spend $100,000 on analysis projects at airport
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — November 29, 2011)
The Washington Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved funding for two Hagerstown Regional Airport projects.
(Article published by

HGR Provides Guardswoman a Proper Homecoming from Afghanistan
(Hagerstown, MD — Aug 26, 2011)
Several of Emily Seidel's friends and family members were at HGR to welcome her and celebrate her arrival – a homecoming that would be more difficult to have in a larger International airport.

Direct Air to Take Seasonal Leave From Hagerstown
(Hagerstown, MD — Aug 9, 2011)
Direct Air has initiated contacts to advanced ticket holders that flights from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach, SC and Lakeland, FL will be discontinued beginning August 21, 2011.

Hagerstown Aviation Museum presents "Open Airplane Afternoon"
(Hagerstown, MD — Aug 3, 2011)
Hagerstown Aviation Museum presents "Open Airplane Afternoon" Sunday, August 7th, 1pm -4pm.

‘Wings and Wheels Expo’ 2011 Community Event
Set for October 15-16 at Hagerstown Regional Airport

(Hagerstown, MD — Aug 2, 2011)
A unique, family-oriented weekend event supported by the Hagerstown Regional Airport and the Hagerstown Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Noventri Provides Digital Signage for Hagerstown Regional Airport Passengers
Hagerstown Regional Airport has installed Noventri Eco-Series SF-100e digital signage players to power screens in the main passenger terminal on Showalter Road in Hagerstown, Md.
(Article published by Digital Signage Expo)

Maryland Group Enjoyed, Learned From Lakeland
(July 3, 2011)
"Thank you for your hospitality, Polk County. Recently, under the banner of "apples to oranges," a group of folks from Hagerstown and Washington County Maryland flew on the inaugural Direct Air flight from Hagerstown to Lakeland. I must say, after four days in Central Florida, I love your oranges. ..."
(Letter published by

Direct Air Launches Service From Hagerstown, Md To Myrtle Beach, Sc And New Florida Gateway - Lakeland/Orlando, Florida
(Hagerstown, MD — June 23, 2011)
Officials from Hagerstown, MD along with Direct Air welcomed the first day of new service from Hagerstown, MD.

Vacationers Flock to Hagerstown for New Flights South
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — June 23, 2011)
A commercial flight took off from Hagerstown's Regional Airport for the first time in a year. Direct Air is now flying passengers from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach and Central Florida.
(Article published by

New Air Service to S.C., Central Fla. has Smooth Takeoff
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — June 23, 2011)
The flight was the first of what will be twice-weekly service between Hagerstown Regional Airport and Lakeland, Fla., with stops in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
(Article published by

“Hagerstown, Remembering Our Aviation Heritage” Documentary will air on Maryland Public Television
Following the premiere of “Our Town, Hagerstown”, Tuesday, June 14 at 9:30pm.
(Hagerstown, MD — June 9, 2011)

Take Flight Landing at Hagertsown Regional Airport
(Hagerstown, MD — June 3, 2011)

Emergency Crews Prepare For Worst During Drill At Hagerstown's Airport
This exercise happens every three years. It's to help prepare emergency personnel for what may happen in the future.
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — May 23, 2011)
(Article published by

Mock disaster prepares emergency crews for the real thing
About 40 volunteers portrayed passengers and crew, sporting “injuries” for the drill that included 10 agencies and organizations, and 12 fire and rescue companies.
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — May 23, 2011)
(Article published by

New Direct Jet Service to Lakeland Makes A Central Florida Vacation Even More Affordable
(Lakeland, FL — May 5, 2011)
Direct Air begins service to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on June 23, helping more people enjoy affordable Central Florida vacations. In addition to its proximity to major FL cities, Lakeland is home to many Central Florida attractions.

Hagerstown Campus of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Opens at Hagerstown Regional Airport; Maryland Governor O'Malley Welcomes New School at Ribbon Cutting; CVB's Riford MC and Guest Speaker
As cameras flashed, business and community leaders welcomed Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to the Hagerstown Regional Airport. The Governor flew from BWI on a Cape Air commuter plane.
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — May 4, 2011)
(Article published by The Hagerstown - Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Airport to expand passenger-holding space, add automated baggage-conveyor system
Airport to use $200,000 in county funds and $200,000 in federal grant funds for modifications
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — May 3, 2011)
(Article published by

O'Malley touts aviation maintenance technology school as building block
Governor: Branch campus of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics would provide means to help people learn more
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — April 30, 2011)
(Article published by

MD Gov Says New Institute Will Train for Demanding Industry
If you are looking for a career that will allow you to fix airplanes, there is a new place to get training in our area and officials, including Governor Martin O'Malley say this new addition will train people for jobs in a growing industry.
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — April 30, 2011)
(Article published by

Direct Air Announces Service to Hagerstown Regional Airport
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — March 30, 2011)
(Article published by Public Information Office Press Release: Washington County, MD)

Direct Air Announces Service to Hagerstown Regional Airport
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — March 30, 2011)
Direct Air will begin providing 150 passenger jet service on Boeing 737-400 planes from HGR to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in the “Orlando West” region of Florida and non-stop service to Myrtle Beach, beginning June 23rd.

Direct Air Announces Service to the “Orlando West” region of Florida and Myrtle Beach South Carolina from Hagerstown Regional Airport
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — March 30, 2011)
Direct Air ... announced today it will begin providing jet service From Hagerstown Regional Airport to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in the Orlando west region of Florida and also non-stop service to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina beginning June 23rd, 2011.

New Hagerstown Regional Airport director 'cranked up and ready to get moving'
Phil Ridenour hopes to bring more business to airport by promoting variety of services already available
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 26, 2011)
(Article published by

Commissioners Confirm Ridenour as Airport Director
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 15, 2011)
Over the years at HGR, Ridenour began learning the administrative duties ... developed policies, wrote reports, and played a role in bringing about growth of the airport as an economic development tool for Washington County.

Ridenour named new director at Hagerstown Regional Airport
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 15, 2011)
(Article published by

More than 150 turn out for Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics open house
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 12, 2011)
(Article published by

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics' campus to hold open house
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 9, 2011)
(Article published by

Hagerstown Aviation Museum to be featured on Maryland Public Television’s newest show Chesapeake Collectibles
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — February 9, 2011)
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will be featured on Maryland Public Television’s newest show, Chesapeake Collectibles.

Pittsburgh Institute Of Aeronautics Announces Hagerstown Open House
(HAGERSTOWN, MD — January 5, 2011)
On February 12, 2011, instructors and staff of PIA will be available to answer any questions that you may have about becoming an Aviation Maintenance Technician.