BREAKING: Flights to Chicago from Joplin approved

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Joplin city leaders officially approve flights from Joplin to Chicago at tonight’s council meeting.

The Joplin City Government Facebook page writes, “It’s official! Starting in June Joplin is flying to Chicago!”

Air service to the Windy City will begin in June. The ordinances passed tonight agreed to have the city of Joplin and the Chamber of Commerce Foundation sharing responsibility for the $600,000 agreement with American Airlines. Now, the manager of the airport has to get the rest of the paperwork signed for the agreement with American Airlines to be finalized.

“They’re wanting to load the fares in the schedule this coming weekend, and we would like those tickets to go on sale as quickly as possible, so we can start selling those,” says Steve Stockam, Joplin Regional Airport manager.

Also, the Joplin airport will be adding another regularly scheduled flight to Dallas starting in April.

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