Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) is a public use airport located 3 miles northwest of the central business district of Brunswick, Georgia. It is owned by the City of Brunswick and serves the Golden Isles of Georgia, including St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island and Little St. Simons Island.
The airport was constructed in 1940 as a military airfield and served as a training facility for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After the war, the airport was decommissioned by the military and the land was turned over to Glynn County. The airport was then named Glynco Jetport and served as a general aviation facility.
In 1997, the airport was renamed Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport in honor of the five islands that make up the Golden Isles of Georgia. In 2002, the airport was certified as a commercial airport, making it the first commercial airport in the area.
The airport code BQK was determined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and is based on the airport's location in Brunswick, Georgia.
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport currently serves three airlines: Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines. The airport offers approximately 15 flights per day to major cities such as Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte.
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport also offers a variety of services, including aircraft maintenance and storage, car rental, and Wi-Fi. The airport also features a terminal building with a restaurant, gift shop, and a business center.
The airport serves as an important gateway for business and leisure travelers to the Golden Isles of Georgia. It also serves as an important hub for local businesses and industries such as tourism, shipping, and the seafood industry.
The airport continues to be an important asset to the local community and the state of Georgia. It provides an essential infrastructure for economic growth and development and is an important part of the region's transportation system.