The Springfield Airport: An Economic Engine for the Region

The annual total economic output of the Springfield airport is $402,017,000. Put another way, the airport’s economic clout accounts for 2.48% of the Springfield metro’s total economic output. *

“I knew the airport had a big impact on the area, but the numbers surprised me — I suspect it will surprise a lot of people,” says Brian Weiler, Springfield’s airport director. “We’re sort of hidden in the northwest part of the city, out of sight and out of mind.”

Airport Sees Growth in 2012

Passenger numbers were up at the Springfield airport in 2012 — the upward movement bucks national and regional trends.

“Our total passenger numbers were up 2.8% in 2012,” says Brian Weiler, airport director of aviation. “In this tight airline economy that’s impressive. It shows there’s strong passenger demand in Springfield.”

“A Sense of Place” fiber arts show to be held at Sky Gallery

The Springfield Regional Arts Council (SRAC) in partnership with the Springfield-Branson National Airport proudly presents “A Sense of Place,” an invitational fiber arts show held at the Sky Gallery in the Springfield-Branson National Airport. The exhibition runs Friday, August 14, 2012 through November 13, 2012.

“A Sense of Place” will feature the works of the following fiber artists:

New Airport Website Emphasizes Customer Service

This week the Springfield airport unveils a new website that aims to make flying from Springfield as easy as possible.

“Our new website strives to improve the customer service experience,” says Kent Boyd, airport marketing director. How can an airport website improve the flying experience? Boyd says the site addresses one of the biggest frustrations facing the flying public: finding timely, accurate information about the airlines.