Airlines line up for rights to Georgia service
Published: February 4,2013
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Four airlines are vying for the chance to provide passenger flights from Macon, Ga.’s airport to Atlanta and possibly other cities.
The Telegraph reports that the four airlines have submitted bids to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which subsidizes Macon flights under the federal Essential Air Service program.
Authorities say the lowest bid came from Minneapolis-based Sovereign Air Inc., which proposes round-trip flights from Macon to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
American Aviation Group Inc. of Sacramento, Calif., would fly to Atlanta; Kissimmee, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Washington, D.C., and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways hopes to operate flights from Macon to Atlanta and Orlando, Fla.
SeaPort Airlines of Portland, Ore., proposes round-trip flights routed through Athens’ Ben Epps Airport from Macon to Charlotte, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Ridgeland property rights tussle is expected to have wide impact
- Host families prepare for Mississippi Braves’ season
- JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
- Mississippi takes an incentives licking, keeps on ticking
- Investors in Northbrook complex say Ridgeland targeting its own collateral for demolition
- AWAITING ITS FATE: Gables complex may have to shrink to meet law
- HUNTER ARNOLD: Mississippi, Gulf Coast states focus on global business markets
- PHIL HARDWICK: When will Mississippi change its culture?
- Mississippi furniture makers on rebound with more exports