- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Augusta airport authorities say nonstop flights to the Washington D.C. area will resume in March, six months after American Airlines Group ended its nonstop flight from Augusta to Reagan National Airport.

Augusta Regional Airport spokeswoman Diane Johnston said the nonstop service will be seasonal, and run from March 29 to June 3.

US Airways had operated a daily direct flight between Augusta and Reagan National before its merger with American Airlines. The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1tbN7oE) that the flights targeted business travel by officials with Fort Gordon, the Savannah River Site and the National Security Agency.

Because of the merger, the combined airline settled an antitrust lawsuit with the U.S. Justice Department and had to divest dozens of flight slots into Reagan National. Augusta was among markets that lost service.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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