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Cape Air discounts Quincy-to-St. Louis flights for remainder of 2012

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Passengers on Cape Air flights between Quincy and St. Louis will get on board for a cheaper price for the remainder of the year.

Quincy Mayor John Spring announced Tuesday that Cape Air has reduced the amount of a one-way ticket between Quincy and St. Louis to $39 on select flights that are subject to availability.

The price reduction is in an effort to reach the goal of 10,000 passengers by the end of 2012.

(See "Cape Air flying more people in and out of Quincy")

"We're delighted with the performance of the Quincy market to date," said Andrew Bonney, Vice President of Planning for Cape Air. "This discount fare is our way of saying thanks to the Quincy community for its support, as we continue to work towards 10,000 enplanements in 2012."

Commercial service airports with 10,000 passengers or more per year are eligible for a $1 million in federal grants that can be use for capital costs and improvement projects.

"Cape Air continues to provide safe, reliable and convenient air service to the tri-state area at a very cost effective price, which is reflected by the increasing monthly trend of passenger boardings flying to St. Louis and cities beyond," said Spring.

Since offering flights beginning in December 2009, Cape Air passengers are up 8.5 percent in comparison to 2011 and 31 percent in comparison to 2010.

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