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2019 was the busiest year in the Springfield airport’s history with 1,187,068 total passengers. That’s an increase of 111,643 passengers (or 10.4% growth) over the previous record year in 2018, and 62% growth since 2011.

“We really appreciate the community supporting our hometown airport and this unprecedented growth reflects the strong local economy,” says airport director, Brian Weiler. “These numbers also help us build a case with airlines for future air service...


Beginning in October of next year fliers won’t be able to use a driver’s license to fly on an airline unless it meets REAL ID requirements.
As the deadline nears it’s apparent that many people don’t know about REAL ID. And they don’t realize that they’ll need one to board an airline flight.

The Springfield airport held a press conference on Tuesday to help the flying public learn about the ins and outs of REAL ID.

“As many as one million passengers a day across the...