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Dothan Regional Airport begins second flight in upcoming months

Published: Jul. 1, 2020 at 4:27 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Delta Airlines reduced flights around the nation due to Covid-19. Dothan regional airport took a hit like most others.

“When we got the news that we were dropping down slowly to one. they started at three went to two and then finally to one it was devastating,”

said Adam Hartzog, Director of Dothan Regional Airport

Morale stayed high through it all. The airport has been able to maintain themselves financially, despite a steep drop in passengers compared to last year.

“Currently we are in planing 10 percentage of what we did last year same month last year... so we have a 90 percent reduction,” Hartzog said.

However blue skies are ahead for the airport starting august 1st.

They will be welcoming a second flight.

“We will have a 8AM departure out of dothan again, an afternoon flight will arrive and depart and then we will have a 8PM arrival that will overnight with us,” Hartzog says.

Receiving this flight is pivotal for the airport. It gives the airport the ability to once again offer more connections for their passengers.

Hartzog is optimistic about the future as passenger numbers continue to climb.

“April was 7 percent may was 9 percent and June is looking like it is going to be 11 percent so we are climbing about two percent each month,” says Hartzog.

As the numbers increase, Hartzog is optimistic a third flight will be added in time for the holidays.

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