Apr 01 2019 Reveling in the Years BY sgf-admin TAGS

Our airport’s “new” terminal is almost 10 years old. It opened May 6, 2009.

Depending on your point of view, it seems like yesterday, or ages ago. Either way, the building isn’t that “new” anymore and things have changed a lot in the past ten years.

That being said, it's a good time to begin looking backwards and forwards. Over the next five weeks we’ll share photos of the airport’s historic terminals, along with the current one.

 

The federal government shutdown hasn’t had a significant impact on security checkpoint wait times at our airport — not yet.

In the past few days, the folks who run airport checkpoints (TSA) report that about 7% of the national work force hasn’t shown up for work. Compare that to 3% last year. Presumably, the uptick is due to workers not showing up because they’re not being paid.

Dec 06 2018 1-Millionth Passenger of the Year Uses Our Airport BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Sometime this week the 1-millionth passenger of the year will use the Springfield Airport. It’s the first time in history that that many people have used the airport is a single year. Civic leaders and airport customers gathered at the airport Thursday morning to celebrate.

Jun 01 2018 Please Forgive Us ... BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

Please forgive what we’re about to do; we need to administer some tough love.


On this, the first day of the summer travel season, we’ve got advice for everyone who flies from Springfield: arrive at this airport AT LEAST TWO HOURS before your flight’s scheduled departure time. If you get here at the last possible minute, you may get burned.

We know, you don’t want to hear it!

 

Feb 03 2017 Staging Uproar at the Airport BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

You may have noticed some local TV news reports about Uber service at the airport. Uber is the on-demand private ride service; it recently started doing business in Springfield.

There are several angles to this story you haven’t heard. This post will be long-winded so please bear with us. Let’s start with what’s being reported in local media: complaints from Uber drivers about the airport.

Nov 16 2016 Update on Parking Lot Construction and Uber Too BY sgf-admin TAGS

 

We’re now shooting for a mid-December opening for the new parking areas in the long term parking lot. We’d hoped to have them open this month, but have been delayed by the late arrival of the new light towers. The manufacturer of the towers says we should have delivery in a couple of weeks. After that, they’ll have to be wired and mounted on their bases.

The need for additional parking is the result of the airport’s rapid passenger growth over the past couple of years (up about 11% since 2014).

 

LITHIUM BATTERY CONCERNS
 

Safety concerns over lithium batteries continue to grow. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety alert urging cargo and commercial airlines “to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo.”

 

Dec 23 2015 2015 Likely To Be Record Year at Airport BY sgf-admin TAGS


Airline growth is always good, but the new year, and the growth that comes with it, presents challenges — we need your help to make sure we stay on track.

A couple of weeks ago the airlines serving Springfield turned in their passenger numbers for November — those numbers all but confirm that 2015 will end up being the busiest year in the history of the Springfield airport.