Airport offering flights less than $30

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) -- It can cost hundreds of dollars to fly to big cities from Central Illinois, but one airline is offering flights for less than $30. 

Cape Air is moving in to the Decatur Airport next month. If you want to fly to St. Louis for cheap, you're in luck. 

The airport is hoping this will bring in more business. Last year they had close to 8,000 passengers. With this airline change, officials are hoping to reach 10,000 each year. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the replacement of Air Choice One with Cape Air. They'll offer one-way flights to St. Louis for $29. They have services the current airline doesn't offer.

Along with the cheap flight price, this airline has baggage connections with major airlines: American, United, Delta, Alaska and Jet Blue.

Some who come through the Decatur Airport often are looking forward to the drop in the price. 

Bobby Creviston says, "If I were to drive my Dodge Durango to St. Louis, it's probably $50 - 60 bucks, something like that at least. Plus I have to pay for parking. With this, it gets me right to the airport, very convenient." 

The planes seat nine people and will provide 12-roundtrip flights to St. Louis and 24 to Chicago every week. But Chicago is more expensive.

The first flight from Decatur Airport will be February 14. The airline is part of a subsidized federal program which brings flight services to rural areas. Your first bag, either check-in or carry-on, is free.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Don't Miss Stay Connected
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Don't Miss Viewers Club
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Don't Miss Hidden History
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Don't Miss Polar Patrol
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center