- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)7
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)1
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
It's good to see that more and more airline passengers are choosing to fly in and out of the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport since Cape Air took over the commuter service to St. Louis last November.
Cape Air promised to provide better service and more flights to attract customers, and the Hyannis, Mass.-based commuter airline has kept its word.
There are several reasons for Cape Air's success: A low fare of $49 to St. Louis. Four round-trip flights each weekday. Free airport parking. Code sharing with American Airlines. No luggage fees. Quick security checks.
These factors appeal to travelers these days.
And Cape Air has worked hard to provide reliable service. Catering to passengers' needs has been cited by many of the passengers who use the commuter airline.
In the 19 months it had the commuter air service contract in Cape Girardeau, Great Lakes Airlines, Cape Air's predecessor, flew a total of 833 passengers. By contrast, in the first six months of 2010 Cape Air has carried 2,066 passengers in and out of Cape Girardeau.
And the numbers are growing each month. "It has been a real nice, refreshing difference from what we had prior to them coming here," said airport manager Bruce Loy.