QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- The number of passengers flying out of the Quincy Regional Airport continues to increase.
Since Cape Air took over the air service in December, passenger boardings are on an upward trend and are running 10.6 percent ahead of year-to-date 2011 boardings and 37.6 percent ahead of year-to-date 2010 boardings.
In June alone, the number of passengers was 789 in 2011 and 848 in 2012. The year-to-date total for this year is already at 451 more boarders than last at this time last year.
If Cape Air transports 10,000 passengers out of Quincy by the end of the year, the city will qualify for $1 million of Federal Grant money for capital infrastructure and safety improvement projects at the Quincy Regional Airport.
Last year, Cape Air was assigned to provide essential air service to Quincy for a four-year period from December 1, 2011 to November 30, 2015.
The service operates nonstop to and from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport using nine-passenger Cessna 402 aircrafts.
Cape Air said they plan to continue providing safe, reliable, and convenient air service to the Tri-State area at a cost effective price.
If you are looking into flying with Cape Air, visit the ticket office at 727 Hampshire St.
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