Columbus Airport is owned and operated by the Columbus Airport Commission and originally began as a facility to provide airmail service to Columbus, Georgia area. CSG became one of the few facilities that came into existence without a FAA hearing.
Delta Airlines initiated jet air service to Columbus in 1968 and Eastern Airlines introduced service a year later. In 1991, Columbus Airport completed a modern two-story terminal.
Currently, the airport has a large percentage of general aviation traffic and one carrier (Delta Connection/ ExpressJet) that provide commercial routes to the city.