Kimmel Elected Chairman Of Illinois Public Airports Association

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Williamson County Regional Airport Director, Doug Kimmel was elected Chairman of the Illinois Public Airports Association (IPAA) for the coming year at the group’s annual fall conference. Organized in 1954, IPAA promotes the development, construction,… Read more

Spending Plan Funds Airports and Air Towers

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President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion budget deal into law Friday. It sends money to many different agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration. That's good news for local airports that have spent months worried about cuts.

Cape Air reaches important milestone

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For the second consecutive year, Cape Air has served 10,000 passengers at Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion, rendering the airport eligible for $1 million in federal grants that can be used for capital infrastructure and safety projects.

SI, Williamson County airfields vital to region

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Airports have a major economic impact on Southern Illinois, according to a study commissioned by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The two largest facilities, Carbondale’s Southern Illinois Airport and Marion’s Williamson County Regional… Read more

Push for new local airport terminal, hope for expanded flights

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For a lot of local families, flying can be a real hassle. You have to drive to larger cities like St. Louis or Nashville, then pay to park your car before you ever take off. It's not only a pain. The costs can really add up. That's why regional airline service… Read more

Williamson County Regional Airport looking for new terminal

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As traffic and demand grow at the Williamson County Regional Airport, airport officials are pushing for a new, more efficient terminal.  Built in 1972, the Williamson County Regional Airport Terminal is an aging structure with design flaws, and operations… Read more

Cape Air and American Airlines Launch Marketing Partnership

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Cape Air continues to strengthen its new Midwest operation with the launch of a marketing partnership with American Airlines. On April 6, 2010, passengers will be able to use American Airlines tickets to fly between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and… Read more