MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Middle Georgia Regional Airport and Robins Air Logistics Complex created a new partnership on Wednesday. Now, both Brigadier General John Kubinec and Mayor Robert Reichert say the sky is the limit.
“It couldn’t be a better announcement,” said Mayor Reichert. An announcement securing a new partnership for Robins Air Logistics Complex and The Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
“I’m excited to be here today as we sign a memorandum of understanding with the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, which really just solidifies an already great relationship we have with Middle Georgia,” said General Kubinec.
Signatures from he and Mayor Reichert sent smiles around the room. Reichert says it’ll be a benefit to both the local economy and nation’s safety.
“By signing this memorandum, we have agreed to look for ways to help one another that promotes national defense, and it helps the local Middle Georgia Economy,” said mayor Reichert.
Looking started with a tour of the airport grounds, identifying new ways to partner, and some already in place.
“I mentioned Contour Airlines coming into Middle Georgia Regional Airport and a direct flight to Washington, D.C and it needed to be a DOD certified airline,” Reichert said.
That certification is a requirement for aircraft carrying military personnel.
“So we made the special effort because that’s a way that we can partner,” he continued.
But Airport Manager Erick D’Leon says camaraderie is what Middle Georgia Regional Airport is all about.
“Airports bring people together, that’s what we do. We cross bridges, we get people to work together, we get people and family together. It’s just a natural place for two communities to come together and realize the future that’s ahead of us,” he said.
A busy future ahead, and clear skies for new opportunity.