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The Richland-Lexington Airport District Announces New Executive Director

The Richland-Lexington Airport District Announces New Executive Director The Richland-Lexington Airport District has promoted Michael A. Gula, A.A.E., to the position of Executive Director of the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) after a national recruitment initiative. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is a major economic engine for South Carolina's Midlands region. As a self-sufficient entity, the airport doesn't…
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APRIL PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 17.7%

Over 97,000 passengers used the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in April.  This represents a 17.7% increase in traffic over the 82,900 passengers who used the airport in April of 2017. Passenger traffic at CAE has seen a 6.7% increase during the first four months of 2018. “Growing almost 18% shows an overwhelming response to improved airfares…
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AMERICAN AIRLINES DOUBLES AIRCRAFT SIZE ON DALLAS FLIGHTS

American Airlines will double aircraft size and seating capacity on its flights between Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Dallas / Ft. Worth this summer. Effective June 7th, American will replace 76-seat regional jets with 140-seat mainline aircraft on the two daily flights between CAE and the airline’s Texas hub. Flights to Dallas generally depart in the…
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JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TRAFFIC UP 5.3% AT CAE

[caption id="attachment_6228" align="alignleft" width="257"] Delta Air Lines Boeing 717 departing CAE[/caption] Columbia Metropolitan Airport recorded a 5.3% increase in traffic over the first two months of 2018 as compared to the previous year.  Roughly 166,000 total passengers used the airport in January and February, compared to 157,000 for the same months in 2017. “While there…
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