Sep. 26—Aiken Regional Airport, located at 129 Aviation Blvd., is city owned and for public use.
It does not have commercial airline service and serves the general aviation community in Aiken, Augusta and the 11 other counties in the Central Savannah River Area.
Joy Lester, the airport's manager, described the airport as an "economic development tool" and spoke about its importance.
"It allows CEOs to fly in and look at prospective businesses," Lester said. "It also promotes tourism in the city and state and allows people to come and visit."