After an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport today, Columbia Public Works stressed the importance of an air traffic control tower at the airport.
The American Airlines announced that the Columbia Regional Airport reached its revenue goal for the month of March.
The city of Columbia paid more than $22,000 to American Airlines after the airline's first two weeks at the city's airport.
The city guaranteed revenue to the airline when it began service at the Columbia Regional Airport Feb. 14.
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.
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.
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.