Efforts Continue to bring Passenger Service to Forbes Field

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority is continuing their efforts to bring air service to Topeka.

Its a long process.

The hustle and bustle of a busy airport may soon make its way to forbes field in Topeka.

With enough counterspace for 5 airlines the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority is vying for one airline and a secondary airline for a quick shuttle to a nearby city.

Eric Johnson, president of the MTAA says, "you present best case to airline work through a consultant that the airline trust. They perform all sorts of market studies. Met with several airlines and showed them what we had to offer."

Topeka Charlotte Sakellaris says, "years ago did have airline service..flew out of here...very convenient."

But this idea doesn't fly with everyone.

Topekan Larissa Amundson says, "I don't think airline service will bring much revenue have to have things for people to do in order to be here."

"Its an ongoing effort soemtimes we meet with people we met a year ago. You develop relationships and understand the community. Beneficial to airline to provide service to the community."

Topeka has been without passenger service since July 2007. MTAA says they will continue to fight to get airline service to the capital city.

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