MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOX) — The man who heads up the St. Clair County Board is shooting down rumors that Mid-America Airport in Mascoutah may be on the verge of closure.

Don’t believe everything you read, says Board Chair Mark Kern, or at least take today’s article in the Wall Street Journal with a BIG grain of salt.

Citing empty terminals and a deficit that tops 1-million dollars, the Journal uses Mid-America as a prime example of a struggling small-town airport.

Kern was asked if the end is near for Mid-America, “No,” Kern responds. “Mid-America Airport is not a stand alone airport, we are a join use airport tied everyday to Scott Air Force Base.”

He was asked about a quote in the article from Board member Craig Hubbard, who said shutting down Mid-America is a MUST. Kern says the he wasn’t in the meeting, but he disagrees with Craig’s assertions.

Mark Kern made his comments as a guest on the Charlie Brennan Show.

Copyright KMOX Radio


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