The 2022 Masters represents a return to regular for the Aiken Regional Airport.
Airport Manager Joy Lester mentioned the airport usually receives an infinite quantity of visitors throughout Masters week however added the visitors has been slowed the final two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re excited we’re back to a regular Masters instead of the COVID-type Masters that we’ve had in the past two years,” Lester mentioned.
In 2020, no patrons have been allowed to attend the occasion which was held within the fall.
According to the data Lester supplied, 66 flights arrived at Aiken Regional Airport throughout Masters week 2020 in comparison with 539 flights the yr earlier than.
Patrons have been allowed to return to Augusta National for the 2021 Masters however in lowered numbers and with social distancing measures in place.
In 2021, 211 flights arrived on the Aiken airport throughout Masters week.
Lester added numbers much like these seen in 2018 are anticipated on the airport and at Augusta National Golf Club.
Information she supplied says 424 flights arrived on the Aiken airport in the course of the week of the 2018 Masters.
Lester additionally mentioned there have been 103 flights scheduled to reach on the airport Wednesday, the day earlier than the Masters begins.
Statistics from FlightAware point out that April 12, 2021 – the 2021 Masters ended on April 11, 2021 – was the busiest day on the Aiken airport with 59 flights arriving or departing on that day.
Lester mentioned the extra visitors helps the town of Aiken and Aiken County by bringing extra folks to the realm that may use the lodges and eating places.
She added the town works to verify it may possibly make the most of the chance to impress guests. They be certain the terminal is clear and the landscaping could be very presentable. The metropolis additionally has a sales space to offer extra details about itself to guests in addition to squeezable stress horses.
Lester additionally credited the airport’s mounted base operator, Aiken Aviation and its proprietor, Mike Laver, for serving to to make impression on guests.
She known as the corporate fabulous and mentioned its service stage results in a whole lot of repeat companies.