Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines
Published: January 30,2012
GREENVILLE — Two more airlines have filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide service the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport.
The Delta Democrat Times reports the bids came from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air and Dallas-based Blue Sky Airlines.
The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the USDOT’s Essential Air Service program.
Last July, Delta said it could no longer serve 24 small airports across the country. Included on the list were Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg. Delta gets EAS subsidies to fly in those cities.
Airport director Lane Rodgers says St. Louis-based Multi-Aero Inc., which operates as Air Choice One and SeaPort Airlines Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., also want to provide service to Greenville.
“We’re evaluating the proposals,” said Rodgers. “We’re going to have service. At this point, it’s too early to say which airline will be servicing us.”
Rodgers said Delta can’t abandon air service without government approval.
Rodgers said he hopes an airline will be chosen by March 1.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be
- JOSH MABUS: Bill Murray and business misfits
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- Analysis: Closed meetings can feed false public impressions
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love
- Lawmakers move on bonds despite complaints from colleges and universities
- Cal-Maine income skyrockets as prices rise and costs shrink
- Business groups file briefs in support of Kemper coal plant rehearing
- Email from Nash to Delta Council’s Morgan included in DHA court file