Study: Topeka Regional Airport could lure passenger service

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A study says say business and travel growth in the Topeka area could lure an airline to the Topeka Regional Airport, which hasn’t had passenger flights since 2014.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports that a consulting group studied passengers’ habits in the region using data from a year of travel. The study shows that on average, nearly 1,700 people from the region fly in and out of Kansas City International Airport per day for business or other activity. That is a 25 percent increase in flights since 2012.

The consulting group told the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Board Authority on Tuesday that business growth in the city contributed most to the flight increase.

U.S. Airways Express in Topeka offered three flights daily to and from Kansas City International Airport until May 2003, when a substantial decrease in passengers lost the airline.

The airport will present the study to airlines to gauge their interest.



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