Federal government extends deadline for new airline service at Macon airport

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The federal government extended the deadline for airlines to submit proposals to fly out of the Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would stop accepting proposals for the new service on November 24. According to Chris Floore with the Macon-Bibb County government, the USDOT approved to extend the deadline by 45 days until January 8.

Floore says airport officials have received great feedback from potential carriers and wanted give them time to submit proposals.

Silver Airways stopped flying out of Macon on November 5th.