Jan 22 2020 2019 Was a Record Year at SGF BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

You’ve done it again. 2019 was another record-breaking year for our airport! The total passenger count for the year was 1,187,068. That’s up 10.4% over the year before. Thank you for flying Springfield!

And not to overwhelm you with numbers, but 2019 marked our eighth consecutive year of growth — between 2011 and 2019 our passenger numbers grew a sizzling 62%. Wow!

Why such strong growth? It boils down to a good local economy. When the economy is strong folks have more expendable income. That means more people fly.

Oct 28 2019 Expediting Your Journey through TSA Checkpoints BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) provides protection for airline patrons through the use of security checkpoints, a federal program designed to keep passengers safe. While this process is vital to the security of our passengers, we understand that this can seem like a burden to the busy traveler. To get through security at our airport safely and quickly, follow these tips. 

 

Oct 04 2019 Holiday Flying Tips BY sgf-admin TAGS

Are you ready for the holiday flying season? It'll be here before you know it so we've got some holiday flying tips for you!

The holidays are the time of year when infrequent (or first time) fliers fill airports across the country. With that thought in mind the we offer the following tips for new and infrequent fliers -

Apr 29 2019 Reveling in the Years, Part 5 BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Welcome to part five of our continuing posts on our airport’s history. Why the look back? Well, we’ve got a birthday coming up! On May 6 the airport’s current terminal will be ten years old.

But there’s something else as well …

Airport terminals are special places. It doesn’t have anything to do with brick and mortar. It’s about emotion. It’s about our connections to each other, and distant places.

Think about it — an airport terminal is special because …

It’s where family reunions take place …

Where you took your first airplane ride …

Apr 08 2019 Reveling in the Years, Part 2 BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

May 6 marks the 10th anniversary of the airport’s current terminal. To mark the birthday we’re spending the next few weeks looking back at the airport’s previous terminals.

Our previous post ended with the photograph that begins this post: three men looking at what appears to be building site plans for the airport’s second terminal. It’s 1961. The man in the middle is the airport’s second director, Lester Jones.

Apr 01 2019 Reveling in the Years BY sgf-admin TAGS

Our airport’s “new” terminal is almost 10 years old. It opened May 6, 2009.

Depending on your point of view, it seems like yesterday, or ages ago. Either way, the building isn’t that “new” anymore and things have changed a lot in the past ten years.

That being said, it's a good time to begin looking backwards and forwards. Over the next five weeks we’ll share photos of the airport’s historic terminals, along with the current one.