Missouri Sky Hopes to Fly High
"We need frequent flights to make connections, and not just one or two flights a day," said Herman Lueckenott, Jefferson City resident and founder of Missouri Sky Airlines.
Lueckenotte told the Airport Advisory Board on Wednesday he hopes to launch a new airline serving five Missouri communities, including Columbia.
Lueckenott wants flights landing and taking off at the airport every four hours. His at Wednesday's board meeting was on the plane he plans to use.
"The Beech 1900D is the most suitable airplane for these small runs," he said.
It's a 19-seater known for leg room, but no bathroom because of its short flights. New airport manager Kathy Frerking was at the meeting in her second day on the job.
"I am just excited about looking into expanding services at Columbia Regional Airport," she said. "We're hearing more and more that that's what the community wants, and that's what we're giving them."
Lueckenotte wants to provide commuter service between Kansas City, Columbia, Jefferson City, the Lake of the Ozarks and St. Louis.