Bamberg, South Carolina (March 2017) – Bamberg County recently received preliminary data from the Statewide Aviation System Plan & Economic Impact Study, which included information on incoming and outgoing air traffic at the County’s Airport. While most of the information from the study will not be available until the report’s completion in February 2018, SC Aeronautics (SCA) could share Bamberg County Airport’s number of arrivals and departures, as recorded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
In 2015, the County Airport, located between the cities of Bamberg and Denmark, had more than 40 arrivals and departures. The report provides a glimpse into the annual activity of the County Airport, which is connected to the nation’s air transportation system and has non-stop access to thousands of destinations throughout the country. According to a press release from SCA, “this type of connectivity is essential to attracting and retaining many types of businesses and to supporting tourism, both of which are vital to the state’s economy.”
The Bamberg County Council hopes its planned improvements to the Bamberg County Airport will tap into even greater economic potential for the region. County Council Chairman Evert Comer, Jr., stated, “We understand the correlation between connectivity, government and economic growth. Our airport is a resource we can use to develop the economy of Bamberg County in ways it hasn’t been developed before.” Planned improvements include upgrades to the entire airport facility, an enhanced marketing strategy, and efforts to use the airport’s location to make Bamberg more competitive and attractive to potential industries.