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Feds pay millions to subsidize air service to Georgia airport

(The Center Square) — The federal government pays millions of dollars annually to subsidize commercial air service at the Macon, Georgia, airport. The Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon receives nearly $4.7 million annually — or more than $19.5 million over four years and two months — as part of the Alternate Essential Air Service program. AEAS is similar to the Essential Air Service program, which Congress created in 1978, except that the money may