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Cape Air Reaches 10,000 Passenger Enplanement Goal for Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois

December 20, 2018

Marion, Illinois- Cape Air has surpassed the 10,000 passenger enplanement goal for Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois. Reaching this goal is a top priority for both the airline and the airport. In achieving this objective, Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois will receive $1 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration to cover eligible airport improvements. The FAA entitlements are entirely user-funded with no cost to taxpayers.

“Once again we couldn’t be more grateful for the outstanding air service provided by Cape Air which is reflected in their growing traffic.  Not only does this provide the airport eligibility for critical capital improvement funds from the FAA on an ongoing basis, but it also signifies the public’s utilization of air service that is convenient, reliable, and cost effective,” said Airport Director, Doug Kimmel.

 “As we close out another successful year in Williamson County, we would like to thank all of our employees, passengers and partners in the community for their part in helping us reach this very important benchmark for the airport,” said Linda Markham, President of Cape Air. “We know how important this goal is to the overall health of the airport, and we are once again honored to be a partner in your success.”

Cape Air operates daily, year-round flights between Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois and St. Louis- Lambert International Airport with fares starting at $29 each way. With Cape Air’s free inter-terminal shuttle in St. Louis, passengers enjoy seamless connections to their terminals without security rescreening.

For more information or to book your ticket visit or call 800-CAPE-AIR.

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