Albany's Strategic Location

All roads lead to Albany – that’s not just something we say. Whether you’re trying to reach the Port of Savannah or I-75, Albany-Dougherty County provides you with four-lane access all the way there. Our strategic location allows you to reach 82 percent of the domestic industrial market and 79 percent of the nation’s largest consumer markets in less than two days (by truck). Southwest Georgia Regional Airport offers passenger and cargo travel. If it’s rail you need, Norfolk Southern Corp. and Georgia & Florida Railway have our county covered. Not bad, eh?

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Highways & Truck Transit
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Highways & Truck Transit

Business operations can reach 82% of the domestic industrial market and 79% of the nation’s largest consumer markets in two days via highway. Albany is bisected by U.S. Highway 19 and U.S. Highway 82, making the city the hub of Southwest Georgia and allowing state-wide access as well as a fast connection to I-75.

 

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Air Transit
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Air Transit

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) in Albany is the state’s second-largest cargo airport by landed weight. The airport offers three nonstop, daily, 35-minute Delta flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Aiport (ATL) in Atlanta utilizing regional jet equipment.

 

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Railroad Access
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Railroad Access

Rail service includes Class I Norfolk and Southern (NS), with 7-day-a-week switching here in Albany. Georgia Florida Railway offers Class III service backed by the resources of the OMNITrax network; the railway’s 220-mile line extends from Albany to Northwest Florida and connects to NS in Albany and Class I CSX service in Thomasville, GA.

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Ports
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Ports

Atlantic ports within 250 miles or less include Garden City, the Port of Brunswick, and the Port of Jacksonville. Gulf Coast Ports within 233 miles or less include the Port of Panama City, the Port of St. Joe, and the Port of Pensacola.

Rail Service

Norfolk Southern’s Class I railroad offers industries switching capability seven days a week through the Albany railyard. Rail lines from the Albany railyard feed directly into Cordele’s intermodal yard and the Georgia Ports System. Companies who need access to a short line can partner with Georgia Florida Railway, a member of the OmniTRAX portfolio for service. Georgia Florida Railway lines extend from southwest Georgia to northwest Florida, offering interchanges through both Norfolk Southern & CSXT in Albany and Thomasville respectively.

 

Airport


Albany’s Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (KABY) is situated on 980 acres is adjacent to the Pecan Grove Industrial Park.  The Southwest Georgia regional airport is Georgia’s second largest cargo airport by volume, with an on-site UPS sorting facility which services Southwest Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport offers three nonstop, Delta flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta, daily. The Southwest Georgia Regional Airport boasts two runways, one of which is a 6,601-foot grooved asphalt runway with the second a 5,219-foot crosswind grooved asphalt runway. Additional features of the Southwest Georgia Regional airport include aircraft tie downs; hangar rentals; lighted runways; precision and non-precision approaches. The airport features a privately managed, full-service, fixed-base operator. The airport has a cargo parking apron for expanded cargo operations and room for cargo carrier expansion.

A recent announcement of a multi-phase $15.3 million project with a new 5,500 square foot FBO terminal and 47,000 foot asphalt apron with fencing and utilities was made. Completion of the project is anticipated by 2023.

 

Port Access


In today's economy, access to deep water ports remains one of the top factors when companies evaluate possible locations. Albany-Dougherty County's proximity to the Atlantic and Gulf Coast allow ease of access for companies. Distance and drive times and additional information on these ports can be located below.

Atlantic Coast Ports
Distance from Albany to
Georgia's Garden City is 223.5 miles or just under 4 hours.
Distance from Albany to Georgia's Port of Brunswick is 167.2 miles or just over 3 hours.
Distance from Albany to the Port of Jacksonville is 211.2 miles or just over 3 hours.

Gulf Coast Ports
Distance from Albany to the
Port of Panama City is 154.9 miles or just over 3 hours.
Distance from Albany to the Port at St. Joe is 163 miles of just over 3 hours.
Distance from the Port of Pensacola is 232.7 miles or just over 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Airport code, ABY

Runway lengths: 6,601-foot grooved asphalt runway; 5,219-foot cross-wind grooved asphalt runway

35-minute flight to Atlanta

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) in Albany is the state’s second-largest cargo airport by landed weight.  The airport offers three nonstop, daily, 35-minute Delta flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Aiport (ATL) in Atlanta utilizing regional jet equipment. On site at the airport is a UPS sorting facility. Airport amenities include a 6,601-foot grooved asphalt runway; aircraft tie downs; hangar rentals; lighted runways; precision and nonprecision approaches; and an additional 5,219-foot cross-wind grooved asphalt runway. The airport has a new cargo parking apron for expanded cargo operations and room for cargo carrier expansion. The airport features a privately-managed, full-service, fixed-base operator. Southwest Georgia Regional Airport unveiled a new, multimillion-dollar airport terminal in 2013.

Quick Facts

Airport code, ABY

Runway lengths: 6,601-foot grooved asphalt runway; 5,219-foot cross-wind grooved asphalt runway

35-minute flight to Atlanta

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) in Albany is the state’s second-largest cargo airport by landed weight.  The airport offers three nonstop, daily, 35-minute Delta flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Aiport (ATL) in Atlanta utilizing regional jet equipment. On site at the airport is a UPS sorting facility. Airport amenities include a 6,601-foot grooved asphalt runway; aircraft tie downs; hangar rentals; lighted runways; precision and nonprecision approaches; and an additional 5,219-foot cross-wind grooved asphalt runway. The airport has a new cargo parking apron for expanded cargo operations and room for cargo carrier expansion. The airport features a privately-managed, full-service, fixed-base operator. Southwest Georgia Regional Airport unveiled a new, multimillion-dollar airport terminal in 2013.



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