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Officials vow flights will continue even if funding is cut

COLUMBUS — Officials with the Golden Triangle Regional Airport say commercial flights will continue despite the possibility of federal funding for the airports’ air traffic control tower being cut. The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week it would be shutting off staff funding for seven air traffic control towers in the state and 180 nation-wide, […] [...]

Expert again warns city of dropping traffic at airport

TUPELO — An airline industry expert has renewed warnings to Tupelo officials that the local airport could lose federal subsidies if the number of commercial air travelers remains low. The comments from Mike Mooney of Sixel Consulting Group came during a meeting that gave stakeholders in the Tupelo Regional Airport a chance to get a […] [...]

FAA spending cuts has airport towers closing next month

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services. The shutdowns are part of the FAA’s move to reduce spending by $600 million under automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration. They […] [...]

Airport control towers facing shutdown from budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1. The Federal Aviation Administration […] [...]

Airlines line up for rights to Georgia service

by Published: February 4,2013

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, transportation, travel

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 […] [...]

Silver Airways flights finally added to Delta’s website

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines’ website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville. Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday. Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and […] [...]

Delta cutting flights to Southern cities, including Jackson

JACKSON — Delta Air Lines is cutting flights from Memphis International Airport by 18 percent. The reductions will also affect airports in Nashville, Knoxville and other Southern cities, including Jackson. Delta spokesman Anthony Black told The Commercial Appeal those flights being dropped weren’t profitable because passenger demand was slack. He said Delta would reduce the […] [...]

Silver Airways picking up Delta flights at three airports

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will take over three Mississippi cities being dropped by Delta Airlines. The Hattiesburg American reports, starting Oct. 1, flights out of the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport and the airports in Greenville and Tupelo will go to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport instead of Memphis. Delta connects through Memphis. […] [...]

US Airways awarded permanent authority for Jackson-Washington service

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport to US Airways. The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking Mississippi to […] [...]

Airport lands funds to improve aircraft accommodations

CORINTH — Local officials have accepted a grant of $204,520 to improve aircraft accommodations by enclosing the hangars. The Daily Corinthian reports Alcorn County and Corinth officials agreed to funds for work at the jointly owned airport. Corinth-Alcorn County Airport officials say the project would be completed in 2013. Airport board of directors chairman Waco […] [...]

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