United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) and American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth) resumed services to Columbia, MO after emergency repairs of the airport's runway.

On April 15, United resumed services from the airport to Chicago O'Hare (operated by Air Wisconsin and SkyWest Airlines (United States of America)) and Denver Int'l (operated by SkyWest), while American Airlines resumed its flights to Chicago (operated by Envoy Air) and Dallas/Fort Worth (operated by Mesa Airlines) a day later.

The regional operators suspended flights to Columbia on April 6, citing unsafe conditions. They were concerned about the uneven surface on the intersection between the newly renovated runway 13/31 and the primary runway 02/20, which is now closed for works. Responding to these concerns, the city authorities ordered urgent repair of the intersection.

The Missourian reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will fund 90% of the cost of repairs of the runway, estimated at USD400,000-500,000.