When the Thomaston Upson County Airport (OPN) was opened in July of 1994, it held the distinction of being the first airport in Georgia built from the ground up in more than 20 years.
OPN currently provides 6,350 feet of runway, an ILS approach and AWOS. There are 97 based aircraft, including eight business operations, 100 T-hangars and four corporate hangars, two of which are brand new. The joint city and county industrial development authority has successfully recruited several major businesses to whom airport access was at the top of their list of needs. The first among these was Quad / Graphics, which opened their Thomaston plant in 1995 on adjacent property to the airport. Today the airport not only serves every major business in Upson County, but it also reaches out to industry and trade in seven surrounding counties.