Monday, June 04, 2007

Air Service to St. Louis Remains Grounded

It will be mid summer before air service resumes between the Williamson County Regional Airport and Lambert Field in St. Louis.

After the FAA grounded Regions Air's flights this spring, including the American Connection flights out of Southern Illinois, airport officials selected Great Lakes Airlines as the new carrier.

At one point they hoped to use Regions Air's planes and pilots, but that has fallen through according to airport manager Doug Kimmel.

"Mid July to August," was what he said this morning, and that might still be optimistic.

The next major step will be when Great Lakes is ready to announce a start date and get it into the reservation systems for when flights resume.

Meanwhile, flights continue daily to Chicago's Midway Airport on Mesa Airlines.

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