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Confirmed: United Airlines will start flying into Columbia Regional Airport

Flights begin Aug. 1

United Airlines to start flying into...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 2/27: Columbia officials have confirmed at an announcement at 10:00 a.m. Monday morning that United Airlines scheduled flights to the Columbia Regional Airport starting in August 2017.

ORIGINAL STORY: United Airlines scheduled flights to the Columbia Regional Airport starting in August 2017. 

Passengers can start booking flights to Chicago O'Hare Airport and Denver Airport starting Aug.1.

Neither the city of Columbia nor United Airlines has confirmed the new flights, but the Columbia Regional Airport has announced a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday in the city council's chamber.

Just this past week American Airlines started offering a larger plane for passengers flying to the Dallas airport.

These new plans follow the new Airport Advisory Board's agenda to expand flights and hopefully bring more business to Columbia.

The original advisory board was dissolved in September 2016, no longer under Public Works, and recreated under Economic Development.

The new members said they wanted to expand flights, decrease last-minute flight cancelations and delays and compare Columbia Regional's Transportation Security Administration to others nationwide.

ABC 17 is working to confirm flights from the additional airline.


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