Contact: Columbia Public Works
The City of Columbia and Columbia Regional Airport are pleased to announce that the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund was invoiced zero dollars for May 2014. This is the fifteenth consecutive month in the past sixteen months in which American Airlines did not require a payment from the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund. The Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund has paid a total of $22,562 dollars to American in March 2013 after the first two weeks of service and the fund has not been tapped since.
Passenger load factors remain high and pre-bookings on future flights continue to perform very well. As of May 31, passenger enplanements at COU in 2014 totaled 19,754 and deplanements total 19,927. Both represent passenger loads slightly above 85%.
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 both Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago O'Hare from Columbia Regional Airport.
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.