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Williamson County Regional Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorWilliamson County Airport Authority
LocationMarion, Illinois
Elevation143.9 m (472 ft)

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Williamson County Regional Airport is a public airport located four miles (6 km) west of the central business district (CBD) of Marion, a city in Williamson County, Illinois, USA. The airport covers 1300 acre (526.1 ha) and has two runways. It is mostly used for general aviation, although it has scheduled service to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport operated by American Airlines partner Cape Air using Essential Air Service subsidies.

On November 6, 2006, Mesa Airlines announced that new service to Chicago Midway International Airport would begin in February 2007 operated by their wholly owned subsidiary, Air Midwest, with service to Decatur Airport in Decatur, Illinois, and continuing service on to Chicago Midway International Airport as a direct flight. However, just nine months after starting the service, Mesa announced they would end all service from Marion on November 9, 2007.

On October 23, 2007, Allegiant Air announced new service to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Service was to start on February 1, 2008, and be 2x weekly, however Allegiant dropped the route on November 9, 2007 citing high fuel prices.

Essential Air Service service was previously operated by Great Lakes Airlines.

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