One On One, April 18, 2019: Airport Manager Dawn Veatch

Dawn Veatch, Manager of the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, talks about the airport’s upcoming Wings & Wheels event and outlines plans that will help develop the facility into an economic driver for the region.

OC deli eyes opening eatery at Sby Airport

Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen, offering traditional old-world favorites, is expected to open at the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport in October. Airport Manager Dawn Veatch said this week that the paperwork hasn’t yet been signed, so she couldn’t comment in detail, but she would be pleased to have the deli businesses operating there. This would be the […]

Photo Gallery: Piedmont retires last Dash 8 in fleet

Piedmont Airlines retired the de Havilland “Dash 8” fleet, top, with a water canon salute on July 4. The retirement comes 33 years after the first Dash was delivered to Salisbury by company founder Richard Henson. After deregulation in the 1980s, the Dash revolutionized regional airline service, providing modern, comfortable air transportation to communities too […]

Dash 8 to make last flight to Salisbury on Wednesday

Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, is retiring its de Havilland Canada “Dash 8” fleet after 33 years of flying. On Wednesday, July 4, Flight 4927 will depart Charlotte Douglas International Airport at 6:33 p.m. and touch down at sunset at Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport, completing the Dash’s final revenue flight. The Dash […]

John Hall saluted for service to Wicomico airport

It was quite a surprise for Wicomico County Councilman John Hall, who is also Chairman of the Airport Commission, to learn the new passenger lounge at the county’s airport had been named for him. “I had no clue,” Hall said about the celebratory event last week. “They do a soft opening, so I thought that’s […]

Photo Gallery: Emergency Drill at Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport

Federal officials require airports to test themselves every three years. In a drill conducted Saturday, the Salisbury-Wicomico Regional Airport passed with “flying” colors. “It’s important so that we know if we have any deficiencies in our action plans, or if we find better ways to do things, by doing the drills, it’s always better to […]

Salisbury Airport competing for huge federal grant

Airport officials should know this month if they will receive the $750,000 grant applied for to improve air service by adding routes and destinations and lowering air fare. They applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program. “Thanks to all of our businesses and individuals who supported us by writing […]

Salisbury Regional Airport enters passenger jet age

Pilots, mechanics and flight attendants are being hired as the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport continues the transition from props to jets. Last week, jet No. 27 of the E-147 Embraer fleet arrived; the 28th aircraft is expected this week, said Piedmont Airlines’ Jackie Jennings. The Piedmont Airlines jets, each seating 50 passengers, came to Salisbury […]

Landing fees considered to raise Wicomico airport revenues

County officials in charge of the Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport are examining whether landing fees assessed to Piedmont Airlines would be a viable way to raise money for airport improvements, and fire and safety needs. In a meeting last week with the Wicomico County Council, Airport General Manager Dawn Veatch said contract negotiations will soon […]

John Hall’s passion lies in the airport

John Hall, his wife, Carolyn, and their business, Hall’s Tidewater Travel, have been fixtures for decades in the Salisbury community. While always a civic leader, Hall stayed on the fringe of politics, leaving the elective limelight to his spouse, who was the sitting City Council President when she ran for mayor in 1998. When Bob […]