An American Eagle CRJ on the ramp at Columbia Regional Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ian McMurtry)

Three Airlines Suspend Columbia Service over Runway Conditions

Three airlines informed Columbia Regional Airport in central Missouri that they will be temporarily suspending operations under what they claim are unsafe airport operations. Mesa Airlines, SkyWest Airlines and Envoy Air all see Columbia’s only operating runway 13/31 as a safety concern but would not specifically list publicly why the runway was not up to the airlines' standards. For Columbia, losing these carriers means the majority of current flights are gutted for the time being. Flights impacted are the twice-daily…

Maximum Capacity: Columbia’s Fight To Meet Success

The baggage claim rings out to the tune of the University of Missouri’s “Every True Son” and “Fight Tiger” as nearly 150 passengers from American Airlines Flight 5766 and United Airlines Flight 4407 wait in the narrow hallways of Columbia Regional Airport for their bags. Across the terminal, 136 passengers…