January 26, 2011
N E W S R E L E A S E
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Announces
Second Consecutive Year of Passenger Increases
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS…… For the second straight year, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
announces increased passenger activity. Total airline passenger count at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
for 2010 was 125,369, representing a 4.90% increase as compared to 2009. Total airline passenger count
in 2009 was 119,509, which was a 5.35% increase over 2008 totals.
The outbound passenger count for 2010 was 62,846 versus 60,027 in 2009, representing a 4.70%
increase. The inbound passenger count for 2010 was 62,523 versus 59,482 in 2009, representing a 5.11%
When compared to the total passenger count in 2008 at 113,200 passengers, there continues to be
an approximate 5.00% increase in year over year comparisons through 2010.
"Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport has again experienced significant growth in the number of
passengers using our facilities. In light of the challenging economy, these increased passenger counts over
the last couple of years continue to prove that Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport fills an important travel
need for the people of Springfield and Central Illinois," said Frank Vala, Chairman of the Springfield
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is currently served by three airlines. United and American
Airlines provide daily flights to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, and through April 30th, Direct Air
offers twice weekly seasonal flights to Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda, Florida. Beginning April
5th, American Eagle will fly twice daily flights to Dallas / Ft. Worth and on May 26th, Direct Air will
resume its twice weekly seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"Springfield and Central Illinois travelers continue to look to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
for their air travel needs. We continue to aggressively promote our destinations, and the convenience our
airport provides," said Kari Selinger, Springfield Airport Authority Commissioner. Selinger concluded,
"With our announcement of twice daily flights to Dallas / Ft. Worth, the traveling options for our business
and leisure travelers have greatly increased as the DFW airport is the largest hub for American Airlines.
The continued increases in our annual passenger counts reflect that our efforts are being embraced by our
community and the entire region."
ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL AIRPORT
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport was named the 2010 Primary Airport of the Year by the
Illinois Department of Transportation. Currently, United and American Airlines have multiple,
daily flights to Chicago's O'Hare International. Beginning April 5, 2011, American Eagle will
fly twice daily to Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas. Direct Air offers seasonal flights to Myrtle Beach,
South Carolina and Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, Florida. Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport is home to
the Passenger Service Center and Sky Club, a membership based club offering an unparalleled
level of service for frequent travelers. More information, including a complete listing of arrivals
and departures, can be found online at www.FlySpi.com or by calling the Passenger Service
Center at 217.788.9200.
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