Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cape Girardeau Airport looks at 60 acre expansion and 6 daily flights

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Cape Girardeau Airport Advisory Board held a monthly board meeting last night to address several current issues regarding the growing facility.

If approved, 60 acres of land will be added to the northwest portion of the property and the parking lot will undergo construction to accommodate expansion.

With all this growth, national budget cuts could plague the regional airport’s plans. Furthermore, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport manager Bruce Loy still has to convince to FAA to increase the number of daily flights.

"Right now they are showing a budget for us for four round trips a day, but our contention has been that Marion and Quincey are seeing six round trips a day, and we just simply think it's unfair that Cape's not seeing six as well," Loy said.

Air transportation into Cape Girardeau is very important for all aspects of the city's economy, Loy says.

In other matters, board members began planning for the air show in 2012.

Ryan Paluczak, KRCU


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