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Kirksville travelers encouraged to pre-book Cape Air flights

Airfare is now being offered for only $29.00 from Kirksville to St. Louis and vice versa. (KTVO File)

A major construction project at Kirksville Regional Airport is now complete.

Airport Director Glenn Balliew announced work on the parking apron wrapped up last month.

An apron is the large area where aircraft move around and park.

Balliew says the project had been on-going for about a year.

Due to weather delays and concrete batches not meeting necessary strength specifications, construction took longer than originally planned.

Balliew also says those looking to fly Cape Air could be in for a special treat if they pre-book their tickets.

Airfare is now being offered for only $29 from Kirksville to St. Louis and vice versa.

"I would encourage people to go on and pre-book. If you wait until the last minute, they will be up at the normal [price] range. If you get them early, you can get them cheap."

Another Heartland airport that had used Cape Air in the past has now changed contracts.

Quincy Regional Airport in Quincy, Illinois will now be serviced by Boutique Air.

Balliew says this change in companies could help out Kirksville Regional Airport.

As a result, those aircraft and pilots would be able to serve the Kirksville airport more efficiently should a mechanical or personnel issue arise.


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