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In the 60’s and 70’s you could fly from Goldsboro or Kinston through Rocky Mount or Hickory to your destination. Today none of these airports have airline service because the market and population has changed. In inflation adjusted dollars it is less expensive to fly today than it was 30 years ago, so more people are flying. The Albert J. Ellis Airport was created to serve the needs of the region’s citizens, including the military. It was also created to bring jobs and prosperity to our area. Today the airport supports over 370 jobs and has an estimated payroll of over $12M. It pumps over $237M...


 

Regional airports, such as OAJ, have been servicing passengers for decades across the country. There is a reason these exist, alongside larger international airports. In essence, these airports support local industry and are here to meet a societal demand while providing top notch service to travelers. As time moves on and the general population increases, larger airports experience peak loads during typical busy travel times each year. Regional airports serve as spokes to the hubs that are represented by larger airports. When you choose to fly with a regional airport, there are several benefits that occur, not just...


 

Are you about to book a flight and cannot decide which airport to fly from? I think everyone can agree that at some point we have all asked ourselves the question, “Do I fly from my local airport or drive 2-5 hours to a larger airport that is supposedly ‘cheaper’?”. Let me clear the air and help you make the right decision when it comes to booking your next flight. It’s a tale as old as time that the bigger the airport the cheaper the flight. And while it may sound reasonable that larger airports would offer the cheapest airline tickets, it is not always the case. You are probably...


 

Air travel is usually the fastest way to reach your destination today. However, it’s always smart to read up on tips and recommendations before embarking on your journey. Once you reach your destination, it’s time to head down to baggage claim if you checked your luggage, and pick up your baggage. Now, we all get in a rush from time to time, but it is important to take pause here and be sure you are picking up your own bag. Do not simply grab a piece of luggage that looks like it could be yours, thousands of travelers have purchased the same set of luggage you did. Depending on your luggage and personality,...