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Columbus Airport makes new acquisition

Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA - Effective, August 1, the Columbus Airport Commission will manage the fixed based operator (FBO) at the Columbus Airport, having acquired it from Pezold Air Charters, LLC.

Newly named, Flightways Columbus will offer fueling services and parking for home-based and transient users (business and leisure craft) en route to other destinations.

Sherry Goodrum, Chair of the Columbus Airport Commission stated, "With this acquisition, the Airport commission hopes to increase general aviation traffic in Columbus, which will in turn increase the airport's economic impact on the city."

While the public is generally concerned with passenger traffic, general aviation is a huge part of air traffic. General Aviation's 231,607 active airplanes form America's largest source of air transportation. General Aviation flies 166 million passengers every year, making it America's largest "airline."

Airport Director, Mark Oropeza said, I think the transition will be a smooth one." Flightways Columbus will be managed on an interim basis by Jeff Kohlman, Aviation Management Consulting Group, who will assist the Commission during the transition period.

Pezold, who operated under the name, CSG Aviation, will continue to offer charter services at the airport.

Source: Columbus Airport Commission

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