Feb 11 2015 You Wanna Fly Where, Take 2! BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Our post “You Wanna Fly Where?!” generated good questions.  The best way to start answering them is to begin with the paragraph that ended the last post:

“When an airline considers adding service from a small market, such as Springfield, to a big hub, it’s not asking how many people want to fly from Springfield to that hub airport. It’s asking how many people it can connect beyond the hub, and how much revenue will those connecting customers generate?”

Feb 10 2015 You Wanna Fly Where?! BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

It’s the question we’re asked all the time …

“Does the airport have non-stop flights to __________ ?!

You can fill in that blank with the destination of your choice. I keep a list.  There’s Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Little Rock, Flagstaff, Hartford, Centralia, Illinois; Muncie, Eau Claire, the list goes on and on…

Jan 15 2015 2014: A Very Good Year BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

2014 was the fourth busiest year in the 69-year history of our airport. The total passenger count for the year: 846,324. That’s a 12% increase in passengers when compared to the year before.

Not only was 2014 one of the airport’s best years, it’s the best year we've had since the beginning of the recession. And it’s a strong indication that the local and national economies are improving.

Sep 25 2014 Airport Passenger Growth Not Confined to Springfield BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

The number of people using the Springfield airport has been up since the first of year, but as the year progresses it’s becoming increasingly clear that the growth is not limited to Springfield. Other airports, approximately our size, are also seeing double digit growth.

It's worth mentioning because all of us have a tendency to view things from a local perspective. Even in today’s wired age it’s sometimes easy to forget that what happens in Southwest Missouri is tied to happenings across the nation, and the globe. Such is the case with airport passenger numbers.

 

Statistics tell us that flying is one of the safest ways to travel. At the Springfield airport we do our part to make sure it stays that way — for the tenth year in a row we’ve received a discrepancy free safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Aug 29 2014 The Beginning of the End of Small Jets in Springfield BY sgf-admin TAGS

The post Labor Day season begins with an event of some note at our airport: a legacy airline will bring big jet service back to Springfield: barring a schedule change Delta will bring a Boeing 717 here Tuesday evening about 7:45.

The event is noteworthy because it likely marks the beginning of the end of regional jet service in Springfield.

Jun 30 2014 Time Flies On ... BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

This week a small part piece of airport history bites the proverbial dust.

When the red brick building comes tumbling down on Wednesday hardly anyone will notice — except, perhaps, a few airport rescue firefighters. Some of them spent many a long shift in that building — it’s the old airport firehouse.