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USDOT awards grant to GTRA to add more westbound flights

airplane money_rgbCOLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Transportation has given a $750,000 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport to help recruit new westbound air service to the area.

The grant was awarded under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which provides funds to enhance air service to small communities.

The Golden Triangle area encompasses Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Airport executive director Mike Hainsey says Delta Air Lines currently has three roundtrip flights to Atlanta.

Hainsey says the industrial growth in the area has prompted the airport to seek additional flights to meet the demand, especially for flights going westbound.

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