Augusta Regional Airport ready for Masters week

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta Regional Airport is geared up for a busy Masters week.

Officials said the airport gets an average of 26,000 passengers a month, but April brings in around 10,000 more thanks in part to the tournament.

"During the month of April we have about 36,000" Communications Director Lauren Smith said.

The airport brings in more staff, Smith said, to accommodate the customers and the extra traffic. They also said the airlines bring additional staff.

"They actually size up their aircraft. So if we have a 75-passenger aircraft, we might bump it up to 100," Smith said.

The airport said customer service is a priority for them, along with creating extra space. Extra revenue from the Masters will help pay for many events throughout the year.

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