Posts Tagged ‘air travel’

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 Associated Press 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

by Associated Press Published: December 14,2012

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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

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

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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

by Associated Press Published: September 24,2012

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, aviation, aviator, convention, federal government, meeting, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

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 […] [...]

United Airlines to offer nonstop service to Windy City

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2012

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JACKSON — United Airlines will offer a daily, nonstop service from Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning Nov. 4, The Clarion-Ledger reports. The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority says United’s United Express service will fly 50-seat Embracer ERJ-145 aircraft between the two cities. United operates a hub out of Chicago that […] [...]

Fitch rates airport bonds ‘A-’ and awards stable outlook

by MBJ Staff Published: July 10,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airline, airplane, airport, aviation, bond, credit rasting, debt, jet, rating, revenue, transportation, travel

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has affirmed Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s outstanding $42.1 million airport revenue and refunding bonds at “A-.” The Rating Outlook remains “stable.” Fitch wrote: “Traffic is currently similar to levels prior to Hurricane Katrina where the airport served evacuees and recovery efforts following declines over the past five consecutive years. Stability is […] [...]

Silver Airways to start selling tickets for three airports by August

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways will begin selling tickets by Aug. 1 for passenger service from three Mississippi locations. Mickey Bowman, vice president of essential air service at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based airline, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal flights from Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg-Laurel in Mississippi, as well as for Muscle Shoals, Ala., and […] [...]

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