columbia regional airport http://kbia.org en Columbia Regional Airport adds additional flight http://kbia.org/post/columbia-regional-airport-adds-additional-flight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Columbia Regional Airport is adding a new flight. The airport announced a second route to Chicago O’Hare starting Wednesday, April 2. American Airlines will provide a 6 a.m. departure from Columbia Regional, as well as a return flight that would arrive at 7:45 p.m.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:20:28 +0000 Grant Suneson 50613 at http://kbia.org Columbia Regional Airport adds additional flight Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund remains untapped http://kbia.org/post/air-service-revenue-guarantee-fund-remains-untapped <p>The City of Columbia announced on Thursday that January revenue for Columbia Regional Airport meant American Airlines would not require payment from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the eleventh month in a row.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:36:22 +0000 Rikki-Lee Burley 48660 at http://kbia.org Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund remains untapped Winter weather causing delays and cancellations at Columbia airport http://kbia.org/post/winter-weather-causing-delays-and-cancellations-columbia-airport <p>Although temperatures are finally on the rise in Columbia, Columbia Regional Airport still experienced some winter-weather problems Monday. One flight was delayed, and another was canceled.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:27:51 +0000 Margaux Henquinet 48306 at http://kbia.org Winter weather causing delays and cancellations at Columbia airport Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls http://kbia.org/post/be-careful-out-there-snow-last-week-coincided-spike-vehicle-accidents-stalls <p>Most everyone knows driving in the snow can be dangerous, and numbers from last week seem to confirm it.</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:26:32 +0000 Andrew Gibson 47930 at http://kbia.org Be careful out there: Snow last week coincided with spike in vehicle accidents, stalls American Airlines to add flight to Columbia Regional Airport http://kbia.org/post/american-airlines-add-flight-columbia-regional-airport <p>Columbia Regional Airport and American Airlines announced Wednesday they are adding another daily nonstop flight between Columbia Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare.</p><p>The new flights will begin on April 2. American Flight 3376 will take off in Columbia at 6:00 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 7:05 a.m. The returning flight 3737 will head out of Chicago at 6:35 p.m. and return to Columbia at 7:45 p.m.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:17:37 +0000 Sam Richmond 45143 at http://kbia.org American Airlines to add flight to Columbia Regional Airport Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy http://kbia.org/post/airports-contribute-11-billion-missouris-economy <p>The 108 airports in Missouri contributed $11 billion to Missouri’s economy, with $3.1 billion of that coming from 100,621 jobs, according to a study released by the Missouri Department of Transportation.</p><p>The study looked at direct impact money, which includes the salaries of airport workers, ticket revenue and contractors hired for construction. In addition to the direct impact, there is indirect impact money that includes hotel room and rental car sales.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:23:24 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 43954 at http://kbia.org Airports contribute $11 billion to Missouri's economy Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago http://kbia.org/post/columbia-airport-adds-second-daily-flight-chicago <p>The Columbia Regional Airport is adding a second daily flight to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:11:00 +0000 Mark Bergin 43271 at http://kbia.org Columbia Airport adds second daily flight to Chicago American Airlines sees profit over three months for Columbia service http://kbia.org/post/american-airlines-sees-profit-over-three-months-columbia-service <p>May is the third month in a row that the City of Columbia has not had to pay American Airlines guaranteed money for serving Columbia Regional Airport.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:06:55 +0000 Andrew Nichols 36781 at http://kbia.org American Airlines sees profit over three months for Columbia service Airport advisory board discusses ongoing projects, meeting locations http://kbia.org/post/airport-advisory-board-discusses-ongoing-projects-meeting-locations <p>The Columbia Regional Airport Advisory Board met Wednesday afternoon in the north terminal conference room to discuss ongoing projects and the new location of future meetings.</p><p>The airport manager Don Elliot reviewed two airport projects which are almost complete. The new taxi pavement project will be completed in the next few days after inspection and the new fencing around the runways will be completed in September.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:44:29 +0000 Meredith Miller 36525 at http://kbia.org Airport advisory board discusses ongoing projects, meeting locations No Columbia airline revenue guarantee payout for April http://kbia.org/post/no-columbia-airline-revenue-guarantee-payout-april <p>The City of Columbia announced today that no money will come out of the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund for the month of April. This is the second month in a row which American Airlines did not require a payment from the fund.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:05:26 +0000 Andrew Yost 34122 at http://kbia.org No Columbia airline revenue guarantee payout for April How Columbia Regional Airport lost all its airlines but one http://kbia.org/post/how-columbia-regional-airport-lost-all-its-airlines-one <p>This week we note the last departure of Frontier Airlines from Columbia Regional Airport and try to figure out how we ended up with just one airline.</p><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 20:20:30 +0000 Scott Pham 33799 at http://kbia.org How Columbia Regional Airport lost all its airlines but one Columbia airport tower to remain operational http://kbia.org/post/columbia-airport-tower-remain-operational <p><em>Edited at 3:30 pm with quotes from Columbia Public Works</em></p><p>Columbia Regional Airport (COU) issued a press released Friday afternoon announcing it had received word that its tower will remain open thanks to new federal funding.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://kbia.org/post/federal-sequestration-cuts-will-shut-down-columbias-airport-control-tower">As we've reported befor</a>e, the air control tower serving Columbia Regional Airport&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/CMS/pressreleases/downloadfile.php?id=255" style="line-height: 1.5;">was on a list [pdf]&nbsp;</a>of regional towers that the FAA was planning to close<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 20:03:49 +0000 Scott Pham & Ryan Famuliner 33539 at http://kbia.org Columbia airport tower to remain operational Congressional bill may keep Columbia Regional Aiport tower open http://kbia.org/post/congressional-bill-may-keep-columbia-regional-aiport-tower-open <p>After an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport today, Columbia Public Works stressed the importance of&nbsp; an air traffic control tower at the airport. Fri, 03 May 2013 19:58:14 +0000 Sydney Miller 33141 at http://kbia.org Congressional bill may keep Columbia Regional Aiport tower open Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March http://kbia.org/post/columbia-will-not-be-reimbursing-american-airlines-march <p>The American Airlines announced that the Columbia Regional Airport reached its revenue goal for the month of March. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:41:19 +0000 Joshua Teasley 32600 at http://kbia.org Columbia will not be reimbursing American Airlines for March Columbia airline guarantee fund makes first payout http://kbia.org/post/columbia-airline-guarantee-fund-makes-first-payout <p>The city of Columbia paid more than $22,000 to American Airlines after the airline's first two weeks at the city's airport.</p><p>The city guaranteed revenue to the airline when it began service at the Columbia Regional Airport Feb. 14.</p><p>City officials say they were pleased with American's numbers during the first two weeks but the payout was necessary partly because the city was hit by two heavy snowstorms in February.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:37:48 +0000 Associated Press 31656 at http://kbia.org Columbia airline guarantee fund makes first payout Columbia's airport tower gets an extra month (but still slated to close) http://kbia.org/post/columbias-airport-tower-gets-extra-month-still-slated-close <p>The Federal Aviation Administration announced today in a press release that it is going to delay the closures of 149 air traffic control towers across the country by about a month, including the one at Columbia Regional Airport. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:42:33 +0000 Yuqing Pan 31584 at http://kbia.org Columbia's airport tower gets an extra month (but still slated to close) FAA notifies Columbia of Air Traffic Control Tower closure http://kbia.org/post/faa-notifies-columbia-air-traffic-control-tower-closure <p>The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday notified airport manager Don Elliott that the Air Traffic Control Tower at Columbia Regional Airport would be unfunded as of May 5. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:16:38 +0000 Hilary Niles 31163 at http://kbia.org FAA notifies Columbia of Air Traffic Control Tower closure Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-mcdavid-call-funding-keep-airport-tower-open <p>A U.S. Congress member was not an airplane passenger at the Columbia Regional Airport on Tuesday. Instead, she visited to draw attention to an important safety issue.</p><p>Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri’s Fourth District said she does not agree with the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to close the air traffic control tower at the airport.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:47:06 +0000 Tony Nochim 31058 at http://kbia.org Hartzler, McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open Newscast for March 26, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-26-2013 <p></p><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri House rejects Democratic effort to expand Medicaid</li><li>Mamtek CEO makes bail</li><li>Rep. Hartzler and Mayor McDavid call for funding to keep airport tower open</li></ul> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:53:27 +0000 Kristofor Husted 31026 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 22, 2013 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-22-2013 <p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Federal sequestration cuts will close Columbia's airport control tower</li><li>MoDOT issues travel advisory ahead of winter storm</li><li>'Earth Hour' organizers say it's more than electricity Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:10:37 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30873 at http://kbia.org Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia http://kbia.org/post/study-could-reroute-mail-processing-out-columbia <p>The U.S. Postal service is considering a plan that would send all of the first class mail sent from Mid-Missouri through Kansas City or St. Louis, instead of Columbia. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:50:13 +0000 James Parham 30745 at http://kbia.org Study could reroute mail processing out of Columbia CoMo officials consider airport changes, improvements http://kbia.org/post/como-officials-consider-airport-changes-improvements <p>Columbia city officials are considering upcoming improvements and funding for the Columbia Regional Airport.&nbsp; The airport was a focal point for discussion at last night's (Monday) city council meeting in Columbia. Council members heard from Mayor Bob McDavid on proposed improvements to the airport and what those changes might mean for the city.&nbsp; A possible new terminal and funding for the air traffic control tower are under consideration.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 14:11:31 +0000 Alexis Spivak 29869 at http://kbia.org Sequestration may close Columbia airport control tower http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-may-close-columbia-airport-control-tower <p>The F-A-A says that if budget talks in Washington fail, 168 air traffic control towers across the country could be forced to close. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:08:11 +0000 Sydney Miller 29736 at http://kbia.org Sequestration may close Columbia airport control tower Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations http://kbia.org/post/mo-airports-reopen-several-cancellations <p></p><p>Airports in Columbia, Kansas City and St. Louis reopened but passengers were told to expect several cancellations, particularly in the morning.</p><p>American Airlines flight 3215 from Columbia to Dallas was canceled this morning, but the remaining flights are scheduled to take off and arrive as planned.</p><p>Lambert International Airport in St. Louis and Kansas City International Airport both closed Thursday after a massive snowstorm hit Missouri.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 15:15:48 +0000 Kristofor Husted & Associated Press 29314 at http://kbia.org Mo. airports reopen with several cancellations UPDATE: Columbia airport says Frontier flights will end in May http://kbia.org/post/update-columbia-airport-says-frontier-flights-will-end-may <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Columbia Regional Airport announced Frontier Airlines will stop services to and from Orlando, Fla. effective May 13, leaving passengers who had already booked flights for the summer out of luck. The carrier began flying to and from Orlando last November.</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:46:56 +0000 Casey Morell 29044 at http://kbia.org UPDATE: Columbia airport says Frontier flights will end in May Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport http://kbia.org/post/delta-service-ends-american-begins-columbia-regional-airport <p>Delta Airlines discontinued its service at Columbia Regional Airport today, while American Airlines will launch its daily non-stop flights to Chicago and Dallas tomorrow. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:19:00 +0000 Hilary Niles 28864 at http://kbia.org Delta service ends, American begins at Columbia Regional Airport High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport http://kbia.org/post/high-winds-main-culprit-power-outages-homes-businesses-airport <p>There have been numerous power outages in Mid-Missouri today as the area is experiencing a winter storm with high winds. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:37:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 26216 at http://kbia.org High winds main culprit in power outages at homes, businesses, airport Big business for beef and (hopefully) for Columbia http://kbia.org/post/big-business-beef-and-hopefully-columbia <p></p><p>Over the next four weeks, Business Beat will be airing the remaining pieces of the Harvest Public Media series called America’s Big Beef: An Industry In Transition.</p><p>To kick off the series, we have to go back 150 years when Abraham Lincoln established the land-grant colleges where research could be done to help the common man. But Peggy Lowe of Harvest Public Media reports that today public colleges in the top five beef-producing states are now often working for big business.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:34:31 +0000 Kristofor Husted 25828 at http://kbia.org Big business for beef and (hopefully) for Columbia Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces run for second term http://kbia.org/post/columbia-mayor-bob-mcdavid-announces-run-second-term <p></p><p></p><p>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he plans to seek re-election for a second term.</p><p>McDavid told <em>The Columbia Daily-Tribune</em> that he wants see through some initiatives started during his watch, including efforts to improve air service and public transit.</p><p>McDavid was elected in 2010, becoming Columbia's first new mayor since 1995, when Darwin Hindman's 15-year tenure as mayor began. McDavid was elected with 54 percent of the vote.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:33:59 +0000 Associated Press 25680 at http://kbia.org Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces run for second term Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight http://kbia.org/post/frontier-airlines-and-columbia-officials-celebrate-first-orlando-flight <p></p><p>Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.</p><p>According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:29:35 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 24855 at http://kbia.org Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight