WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today released the following statement on the announcement that Allegiant Air will be returning to Hagerstown Regional Airport and provide service between Hagerstown, MD and Orlando, FL.
“The announcement that Allegiant Air will return to Hagerstown Regional Airport is a win-win for the residents of Western Maryland and it’s a sound business decision for Allegiant Air,” said Senator Cardin. “Hagerstown Airport is an economic hub for the entire Tri-County area and the addition of Allegiant Air as a carrier will spur job growth and economic development.”
Senator Cardin also praised the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for funding needed improvements to the airport’s passenger terminal. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency that provides funding for several hundred projects in the Appalachian Region each year. Its goal is to stimulate regional economic growth.
“I also want to highlight the critical role that the ARC plays in stimulating economic growth and development in the entire Tri-County region. By funding improvements to the Airport passenger terminal, ARC played an important role in helping to attract Allegiant to Hagerstown.”
Allegiant was founded in 1997 and is certificated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a “Scheduled Air Carrier” with authority to fly scheduled and charter airline operations throughout the United States