CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - On Monday, Jan. 7 the inaugural flight from Cape Girardeau Regional Airport to Paducah, Kentucky took off.
The Cape Girardeau and Paducah airports are celebrating their first day of three round-trips to Chicago that will occur daily during the week. This includes two one-stops through Paducah and one direct flight to Chicago.
A ribbon cutting awaited the flight in Paducah before it headed to Chicago.
There will also be two round trips on Saturdays and Sundays for the Cape Girardeau airport. The flight left at 6 a.m. from the Cape Girardeau airport and a return flight will happen around 11:15 a.m. after a planned ribbon cutting in Paducah.
There was another ribbon cutting at the Cape Girardeau airport on Monday afternoon, Jan. 7.
Bruce Loy, the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport Manager, said it a great opportunity for passengers.
“Now we will have a 6 a.m. departure, a noon departure, and a 4:06 departure to Chicago. That means you got connections that you can make and coming back as well that will be much better and allow us to see more flights not just to Chicago, but beyond.”
Changes to the flights from Cape Girardeau were announced in August of 2018.