Last updated 11:17PM ET
October 19, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Ohio University's airport could help the economy
(WOUB) - An idea for Ohio University's airport could paint a brighter economic picture for the region.

Making air travel available in Athens could help the regional economy take flight.

Athens officials are looking into using O-U's Airport for on-demand air service.

Congressman Charlie Wilson, business owners, and Ohio University President Roderick McDavis met today to talk about using the airport to make our region more accessible for business-- and in turn, help out the local economy.

The Athens Area Chamber is Commerce is working on a survey to see what the demand is for flights in our region.

Carley says on-demand flights could start as early as 2009--if airline providers and businesses show interest.
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