Let's Talk Business: Cape Regional Airport Soaring

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Many exciting changes are coming to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport as boarding numbers continue to rise. About two years ago, the Cape City Council followed a recommendation from the Airport Board to change carriers to Sky West – a United Airlines affiliate – and begin jet service to Chicago O’Hare. The FAA agreed and flights to Chicago began. Just recently, airport manager Bruce Loy announced boardings have topped the 10,000 mark in 2019. This is an important number as it allows the airport to receive $1 million dollars in grant funding for certain airport improvements. The number is equally important as it shows more people are flying out of the airport for both business and pleasure. This makes the change a positive one for economic development and quality of life reasons. Also, the voters in Cape Girardeau recently renewed the Capital Improvements Sales Tax. A portion of this tax will aid in some land acquisition at the airport, some necessary fencing, and the construction of

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