runway extension

Glynn County Airport Commission Executive Director Rob Burr stands on the end of the runway of the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.

Starting in May 2020, Delta Air Lines will begin offering more flights out of the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport.

“Currently we have three flights a day with a 50-seat aircraft,” said Robert Burr, executive director of the Glynn County Airport Commission. “Starting May of next year, they’ve expanded service to four flights a day, and the fourth flight will be a larger plane."

In total, he said the additional flight and seating mean a roughly 50 percent increase in passenger capacity.

“The reason why that’s significant is because that offers us more seats — this one has 76 seats — but it also has first class service,” Burr said. “Customers can now book first class seats, which is in high demand for our customers.”

The recent announcement results from years of marketing and working closely with Delta’s executive board in Atlanta, said Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau President Scott McQuade.

“Trying to get expanded service into Brunswick Golden Isles has been a long-term goal of the CVB and the airport, and we’ve worked in partnership over many, many years to accomplish this goal,” McQuade said.

This news represents the first increase in service at the airport in a long time.

“Looking back over the last 15 to 20 years, we’ve been on a downward spiral of losing services," McQuade said. "To have a 50 percent increase in capacity is an incredible opportunity not only for visitors but for residents alike.”

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