New air service begins at the Springfield Airport this Thursday, November 5, with non-stop flights between Springfield and Charlotte, North Carolina. The inaugural flight is Thursday afternoon on American Airlines.
American Airlines begins new, non-stop service between Springfield and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport beginning November 5th. Tickets go on sale July 5.
This new service gives the Springfield airport 11 non-stop destinations. The average number of non-stop destinations, for cities similar to Springfield, is eight.
Spring is plenty busy at the Springfield airport — in April alone the total number of passengers rose 4.5%. That’s compared to the same month last year. The upswing promises to continue this summer as airlines bring more flights and bigger planes to Springfield. This growth comes after a banner 2014 when passenger numbers grew at an annual clip of 12%.
2014 was a very good year at the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) — it was the fourth busiest year in the airport’s history — and 2015 promises more of the same. Against this backdrop, the director of the airport, Brian Weiler, presents the State of the Airport Address on Thursday, March 19, at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Springfield airport cuts the ceremonial ribbon for its general aviation redevelopment project on Friday, March 20. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
The expansion project redeveloped about 12 acres of airport property and made it “development ready” for new general aviation airplane hangars. The general aviation complex (GA for short) is that part of the airport which caters to business/corporate aircraft.
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For the tenth year in a row the Springfield airport has received a discrepancy free safety inspection from the Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday the FAA recognized the airport by awarding it the “Airport Safety Enhancement Award.”
Passenger numbers at the Springfield Airport are up — way up.
In May the total number of passengers using the airport was up 15 percent. That’s the best monthly increase since before the Great Recession.
For the first five months of the year the number of passengers using the airport was up 11.7 percent — it’s only the second time since the turn of the century that Springfield has seen a double digit increase during the five month period. The first time was in 2005 when Allegiant and Delta started Springfield service.
The Springfield airport will soon begin a redevelopment project that could help bring new businesses to the metro area. The airport’s governing board cleared the way for the project this morning by awarding the construction contract to general contractor Hartman and Company, Inc. Work should begin in mid-April.
The project will redevelop and expand the airport’s general aviation complex by making 12 acres of airport property ready for new airplane hangars. The general aviation complex (GA for short) is that part of the airport which caters to business/corporate aircraft.
The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) and the Springfield-Branson National Airport are proud to present “Perspective: Three Artists” on display at the Sky Gallery now through Sunday, March 16, 2014. The exhibit features the work of local SRAC Artist Members Elizabeth Chapman, Penny Gordon-Chumbley, and Alan O’Neal.