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Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Welcomes You

 Unveiling a new facility, and a new name!

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois, formerly Williamson County Regional Airport, celebrated its grand opening on November 11, 2016 in Marion, Illinois. It was only fitting that the airport opened its doors to the public during its dedication ceremony on Veteran’s Day. The newly coined Capt. Robert W. Duncan Terminal is named after Capt. Duncan who served in the U.S. Navy during War II and the Korean War. Capt. Duncan also served as chairman of the Williamson County Airport Authority from 1980-2001. The name change was a well kept surprise to the general public, which is a symbol of thanks and gratitude to our American heroes past and present.

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The expansion was a labor of love for Airport Director, Doug Kimmel, who spent a decade pursuing the project. After years of making the same repairs and realizing the functionality of the current space simply would not do, Kimmel stayed the course and dedicated himself to the project. With the support of the Williamson County Airport Authority, the FAA and the community the new terminal broke ground on October 31, 2014. While the road to completion was often times uncertain and trying, the final product was well worth the decade long wait.

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Come Fly With Us!

Cape Air, the commercial air carrier serving Veteran’s Airport, offers six daily year-round flights to and from Lambert- St. Louis International Airport. With fares from $49 each way, flying in and out of Veterans Airport is affordable and convenient. Parking at the airport is also free, making it that much more economical for business and leisure travelers from the surrounding areas to utilize the service.

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Veteran’s Airport of Southern Illinois is a state-of-the-art facility which was built for both the present and future aviation needs of the surrounding communities for which it serves. The new terminal is testament to the hard work and dedication put forth by those intimately involved with the project. If your future travel plans bring you to Southern Illinois, take the opportunity to fly Cape Air and enjoy the new facility and the ride.

See everywhere Cape Air flies in the Midwest!

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