More than 9,000 people should fly out of Quincy Regional Airport this year, which would be well above the 7,795 that flew out in 2010.
Quincy Regional Airport Manager Marty Stegeman told the Aeronautics Committee Monday that Cape Air reported that 859 people flew out in November. A total of 8,337 have flown out of Quincy Regional Airport in 2011.
The airline started a four-year contract through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Essential Air Service program earlier this month.
Damage from the June windstorm has been repaired, though the committee will have to address the sign visible from Ill. 104. The sign was damaged during the storm.
The airport has $11,200 remaining in insurance money from the storm damage.
The committee discussed the options for signs, including the installation of a digital sign, which would be smaller than the current sign.
Stegeman said if the airport installs a digital sign similar to one installed at Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, it could cost as much as $25,000. Money would have to come from another fund, which could include money from the hangar fund. The city generates approximately $83,000 from the account.
The committee agreed to allow Stegeman to send requests to various sign contractors to get cost estimates for different types of signs, including signs that are not digital. Any decisions on replacing the current sign is likely months away.