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 […]

Piedmont CEO advocates airport investment

If county leaders want to grow the economy, attract new businesses and grow jobs, they should step up public investment in Salisbury Regional Airport, according to Piedmont Airlines’ new CEO. Lyle Hogg told a meeting of Salisbury-Wicomico Economic Development Corp. members that the airport’s potential is at an all-time high and now is the time […]