Regions Air Flying Again after Satisfying FAA request

Mar. 4 -- St. Louis air service to resume Regions Air says it has satisfied FAA DECATUR -- Regions Air on Saturday temporarily grounded flights out of St. Louis to nine cities, including Decatur, following a review by the Federal...

The Park District oversees the airport's operations. Its contract with Regions Air doesn't expire until 2008, while the other cities have contracts that expire earlier.

"With this development here, we become very concerned and on watch on what the status is going to be in the future," Clevenger said.

Clevenger said the park district's main concern is getting passengers safely out of Decatur.

"Travelers have an expectation, and whether it be business-related or leisure-related, people have an expectation that they want to get to a given point at a certain time," Clevenger said.

The problems with Regions Air come as air service between Decatur and Chicago Midway resumed in February. The Chicago Midway service is with Mesa Airlines.

Vallier said he will be meeting on Monday with Decatur, Archer Daniels Midland Co. and possibly Tate & Lyle Inc. officials, offering an apology for the cancellations.

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