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Scheduled Jet to Land at Salisbury Airport Tuesday

Posted: 08/22/2017 15:59:00 -04:00 Updated:
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SALISBURY, Md.- The first scheduled jet will land in Salisbury on Tuesday night.

After Tuesday, jets will now be carrying passengers out of the Salisbury-Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport to Philadelphia.

It's a plane that Airport Manager Dawn Veatch said should be more attractive to passengers.

"Historically the prop jet has been around a lot longer so it has the appearance of being an older aircraft. Just psychologically for people that's always on the con side. On the pro side the jet looks faster just sitting on the ramp it definitely does fly faster it shortens your trip and it is more modern," Veatch said.

Piedmont currently has as fleet of 26 jets and it said it will continue to grow until 2018.

Piedmont Airlines spokesperson Jackie Jennings said, "We're really happy we can contribute to the excitement by adding jets to the fleet. Salisbury has been flying with turbo props for the last 30 years. So, the fact that we can bring the jets in while all this new airport expansion is happening is really just the icing on the cake."

On top of jets coming to Salisbury, Veatch said in the next few years they will begin to extend the runway.

"Piedmont and American have asked for 600 feet. We feel 1,600 feet is more feasible. Because that will give us the capability of our critical aircraft that we'd like to operate here, which is 757 coast to coast. So that would also include going to Central America, it could be a non-stop as well as Miami and the Caribbean," Veatch said.

Piedmont officials said their main hubs will remain Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. The company said jets will begin flying to Charlotte after its entire turbo prop fleet is retired in the middle of 2018.

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