Contact: Columbia Public Work - Columbia Regional Airport
The City of Columbia announced today that the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund was invoiced $0 dollars for February 2014. This is the twelth consecutive month in the past thirteen months in which American Airlines did not require a payment from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund. The Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund paid a total of $22,562 dollars to American in 2013 after the first two weeks of service and has not been tapped since.
Passenger load factors remain high and pre-bookings on future flights continue to perform very well. As of December 31, passenger enplanements at COU in 2013 totaled 43,178 and deplanements total 43,630. In 2012, emplanements totaled 38,687 and deplanements totaled 38,499.
We thank our customers who fly from COU for their support of Columbia Regional Airport and American Airlines.
American Airlines began service from COU on February 14, 2013 and provides two daily nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth and one daily nonstop flight to Chicago O'Hare from Columbia Regional Airport. A second daily non-stop flight to Chicago O'Hare will begin service on April 2, 2014.
The Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund consists of monies from numerous private businesses in Columbia and mid-Missouri as well as funds from various government entities in mid-Missouri.