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Airline wants out of Macon

It has been just over a year since Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways was selected to run flights out of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Now the group says they want out of Macon.

Among other reasons, Silver Airways says ridership isn't up to their forecasts and it's not economical to continue service.

Also, the federal government plans to end its longtime subsidies for service out of the Macon airport.

The Department of Transportation approved an annual subsidy of nearly $2 million a year for the airline to provide service for two years.

Silver Airways runs one round-trip flight to Atlanta each weekday and one weekend flight -- a total of six a week. The airline also provides round-trip flights to Orlando.


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