Your Most Pressing TVC Questions Answered

Every year when TVC announces the summer schedule with all the great opportunities to travel throughout the world we still receive questions inquiring why we don’t have…So I thought this would be a great time to answer the top three questions. Why don’t we have this...

Air Service Development

How does an airport reduce the cost of flying when an airport does not sell or price airfare? It reduces the cost to operate for the airlines to fly out of that airport. Our airport leads the way in innovation, which has led to generating...

Airline Profitability Flying High, But Revenues Down

Summer travel is slowing down, the leaves are already beginning to change colors, and the kids are heading back to school. With the change of season, much of our TVC airport travel focus is on business travel or Spring Break getaway 2016. It is also a...

Proposal 1 Failure – Not Just Roads!

With the failure of Proposal 1, Michigan roads are again our transportation focus. But while we’ve all worried about this crumbling infrastructure and the solutions to fix it, other transportation modes have been held hostage – bargaining chips for any proposal to fix the state’s...

Southwest! Now that I have your attention …

I recently attended an air service conference attended by communities and airlines across the United States. It is not surprising most communities have the same issues we face at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC): not enough capacity, fares seem high and there are not many airlines...

Airlines Commit Larger Aircraft, More Seats For TVC Travelers

Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) experienced 5.1 percent growth in 2014, and all indications show the regional airport in a positive growth pattern again this year. Cherry Capital Airport has flown past Lansing and is now ranked fourth among all Michigan airports in total passengers – following Detroit, Grand...

Cherry Capital Airport Rising With TC

Many new and exciting changes took place in 2014 at Cherry Capital Airport. New business opportunities from fueling to flight instruction, festivals to flights, our airport has seen the positive growth continue in a way the rest of the nation has not. Why? TripAdvisor said...

“Fly From Nearby”: More Than A Marketing Slogan

By Kevin C. Klein Air transportation and the airline industry are constantly in a state of change, with the fluctuations in the past decade even more pronounced. The industry – through consolidation, fleet renewal and capacity discipline – is seeing progress in the search for profitability....

Flying With The Pure Michigan Seasons

While the summer season is winding down our TVC regional air service message continues. The autumn season is one of harvest; and our Pure Michigan region will celebrate by way of our regional bounty, including wine. In fact, our TVC region has made an impact...

Cherry Capital Airport: Changes in Store for 2014

Cherry Capital Airport: Changes in Store for 2014By Kevin KleinThis year a changed aviation environment emerged in communities across the country. Consolidations among airlines helped companies become profitable again in an industry rife with billions of lost revenue and bankruptcies.Now, regionalization is taking place as...