Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields , Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money, Misperception #2: Airport Sets and Controls Ticket Prices, Misperception #3: The Airport Can Order Airlines to Fly Wherever We Want! , and Misperception #4: New Terminal Wasn't Needed...

 

Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields , Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money, and Misperception #2: Airport Sets and Controls Ticket Prices.

Based on the email we get, a significant minority believe that an airport can order service from the airlines a la carte. If that doesn’t work, the thinking goes, we demand the service and the airlines comply.

 

Before reading this blog entry, be sure to read the accompanying entries, " Cameroon Monkeys and Leaky Windshields ." and "Misperception #1: "Airport Uses City Tax Money."

The airport controls and sets ticket prices! When we face this charge it's usually within the context of a comment like, 'ticket prices are "outrageous" and it's the airport's fault!'

Apr 22 2010 Misperception #1: Airport Uses City Tax Money BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Before reading this post, you might want to read this previous posting, Cameroon Monkeys & Leaky Windshields, Redux. Today we’re tackling the number one misperception about the airport: the airport receives tax dollars from the City of Springfield. Recently, two more questions have come along:

Apr 21 2010 Cameroon Monkeys & Leaky Windshields, Redux BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

About three years ago this blog ran a series of postings about the biggest misperceptions people have about the airport. It’s time to dust those postings off, tweak, and repost. 

Why? Because the Misinformation Monsters have been out in full force the past week — particularly the nameless critics that the Springfield News-Leader feeds and nurtures at the bottom of its web pages. 

Feb 04 2010 Airport Bucks National Trend: Growth in 2009 BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

It’s good news in hard times—our airport is the only major airport in the region to finish 2009 with positive passenger growth. We posted a four percent increase in total passengers, when compared to the year before. The growth came despite an 11 percent cut in the airport’s 2009 flight schedule. Similar cuts occurred at airports across the country. As a whole, the nation’s airports experienced approximately a 6% decline in passengers.