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Council to vote on air service between Joplin and Chicago

The Joplin City Council will vote Monday night on an agreement between the city and American Airlines for air service between Joplin Regional Airport (JLN) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

In order to secure the service, JLN will be required to sign a 1-year Minimum Revenue Guarantee of $600,000 for the service.

If approved, the flights will begin June 6th, with 2 flights per day, except Saturday, with 50 passenger regional jets.

For the last few years JLN has been working to increase air service options to include Chicago.

The funding sources for the agreement will be split evenly between the JACC Economic Development Corp, CVB fund balance, and the Transportation Sale Tax fund balance.

The vote will be under emergency ordinances at the city council meeting which starts at 6 Monday night.

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