Mesaba starting Aug. 19, Air Midwest leaving June 30 creates gap

Sunday, June 1, 2008 | 4:38 p.m. CDT; updated 10:50 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Even though the transition from Air Midwest to Mesaba Airlines as the provider of commercial air service at Columbia Regional Airport will cause a 49-day gap in service this summer, city officials and others say that should cause few problems and that the advent of flights to Memphis is ripe with new possibilities for turning the airport around.