Right now there are four airlines operating at the greater Rockford airport, even though a total of five airlines have either stopped operation or have pulled out before starting services. Within the last month both northwest and hooters airlines announced their departure from the airport. Funjet Vacations cancelled its service before it began. They planned to start offering air service to Cancun next month.
Transmeridian Airlines went bankrupt. While some travel agents may be telling flyers to avoid Rockford, others have a warning.
Despite the recent changes, executives believe the airports image is stronger than ever before.
Travel agencies say they inform customers about the airline changes when booking flights, and feel the government should step in to help regional airports.