airport tower en Columbia airport tower to 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="">As we've reported befor</a>e, the air control tower serving Columbia Regional Airport&nbsp;</span><a href="" 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 Columbia airport tower to remain operational