- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Q&A on Cincinnati and Big Sky
Q: Will I still be able to go through security in Cape Girardeau and not in Cincinnati?
A: Yes, security at Cape Girardeau will clear a passenger through to any domestic destination.
Q: How long is the flight to Cincinnati?
A: One hour, 25 minutes under average conditions. The flight to St. Louis is about 27 minutes.
Q: What type of planes will Big Sky fly?
A: Beech 1900 D, Twin Turbo Props. The planes have a seating capacity of 19 people. Big Sky currently has 10 of these planes in its fleet serving 21 cities in seven states.
Q: Will Big Sky buy more aircraft if it wins this contract?
A: Big Sky president Fred deLeeuw said the company has contracts out on eight more Beech 1900s and options to buy four others. He will close the contracts if awarded the bid by the Department of Transportation.
Q: When will the arrival and departure times be scheduled out of Cape Girardeau?
A: Cape Girardeau will have three flights daily, and deLeeuw said passengers can expect an early morning, midday and a late afternoon flight that overnights locally. Big Sky, he said, will work with local officials to ensure those flights match up with the most frequent connections in Cincinnati.
Q: What is Big Sky's performance record?
A: In 2006, Big Sky had a cancellation rate of between 1 and 1.5 percent. Big Sky flights landed within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival 85 percent of the time.
SOURCE: DOT, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, Big Sky Airlines