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Hagerstown Regional Airport , also known as Richard A. Henson Field, is a public airport located due north of the central business district (CBD) of Hagerstownmarker, in Washington Countymarker, Marylandmarker, United Statesmarker about a half mile from the Maryland/Pennsylvania border. The airport is in Western Maryland off of Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 11, not far from Northern Virginia, South Central Pennsylvaniamarker, and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginiamarker.

Airlines and destinations

Allegiant Air flies from HGR to Orlando Sanford International Airportmarker with two departures on Friday and two arrivals on Monday. The airline started commercial service on 14 November 2008. The airline uses the McDonnell Douglas MD-83 jet on this route. Allegiant Air operates without a subsidy. According to Allegiant Air officials there could more destinations added to Hagerstown Regional. The possible destinations include the Tampa Bay Areamarker and Fort Lauderdalemarker.

Cape Air services Hagerstown Regional with four flights daily to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airportmarker. This is the second airline to serve Hagerstown. Cape Air uses Cessna 402 aircraft on its flights. These flights are being subsidized by the Essential Air Service federal program.

The airport is also a stopover for Air Force One for the U.S. President on the way to the nearby presidential retreat Camp Davidmarker.


An Allegiant Air MD-83 at HGR.
Hagerstown Regional Airport is relatively easy to get to. By car the airport is only 15 minutes from downtown Hagerstown and it is located directly off of Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 11. Interstate 70 is only 5 miles south of the airport and the airport is accessible via Interstate 81. Parking at the airport is free. Taxi Service by Miller Transportation is available to and from the airport upon request. Avis Budget Group and Hertz Rent-a-Car provide rental service at the airport. County Commuter buses make regular stops at the airport and there are also buses to nearby hotels.

Previous flights

A Cape Air Cessna 402 at HGR.
US Airways Express served Hagerstown Regional for quite some time. The last discontinued destination from HGR was Pittsburgh International Airportmarker. Due to low ridership and an expired federal subsidy, the airline cancelled service in September 2007. The airport was without an airline for a little bit over a year until the advent of Allegiant Air.


On 19 February 2005, a Cessna 402 landed without the right wheel of the main landing gear. The pilot managed to burn most of the fuel off to prevent a fire. Most of the fuel is stored in the wings. The pilot was able to land on Runway 27 and all five people onboard deplaned within minutes. Nobody was hurt. Several fire departments around the Tri-State area responded to the incident.

On 23 July 2009, a Robinson R-44 helicopter crashed shortly after taking off from Hagerstown Regional Airport. The helicopter crashed onto Interstate 70 near South Mountain at 10:30 p.m. 4 people on board were killed and nobody on the ground was hurt. The NTSB is investigating the cause of the crash.


Image:HGRticketing.jpg|Check-in counters at HGRImage:Hgrtsa.jpg|TSA Security Checkpoint at HGRImage:AllegiantHGR.jpg|An Allegiant Air MD-83 at HGR.Image:Airport 002 (2).jpg|A Cape Air Cessna 402 at HGR.


  1. Sarah Hopkins, Allegiant Air Takeoff To Orlando A Success,, Published Friday 14 November 2008, Retrieved Saturday 15 November 2008.
  2. Jonathan Dean, Governor O’Malley Welcomes New Air Service Between Hagerstown and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Maryland Department of Transportation, Immediate Release 06 January 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009.

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