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      Airport ready to fly high with new terminal

      After four years of waiting, the new terminal at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport is now finished.

      Thursday officials with the airport held a ribbon cutting honoring the opening.

      So far the project has cost $10.8 million dollars, and by the completion, it will total between $16 and $17 million dollars.

      Officials say with the old terminal being 55 years old, they want travelers to have a positive first impression when they walk through our new airport.

      Yvette Aehle says, "people don't realize that we have lot of people that come and go out of our airport everyday that don't live here and are just experiencing albany for the first time and i want to convey a modern city, a progressive city and i think that this does that."

      The airport will officially open to the public on July 31st, with the first flight leaving at 6:00a.m.

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