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.”