Posts Tagged ‘air’

Airport improvements to be funded almost entirely from grants

by Associated Press Published: April 30,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airplanes, airports, aviation, construction, federal agency, federal government, grants, improvements, travel

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg officials say they hope to pick up only 5 percent of the cost on more than $1 million worth of recent improvements at Chain Municipal Airport. During the past 18 months, city engineer Bert Kuyrkendall says Hattiesburg has received three Federal Aviation Administration grants, which by the end of the 2012 calendar […] [...]

Golden Triangle Regional Airport reports increased traffic

by Associated Press Published: March 20,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, Conventions, meetings, tourism, tourists, traffic, transportation, travel, visitors

COLUMBUS — The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use. GTRA executive director Mike Hainsey says passenger traffic in January and February increased by 11 percent, surpassing every January and […] [...]

Contractor dispute halts runway construction at Jackson-Evers

by Associated Press Published: February 28,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airplanes, airports, Arbitration, asphalt, construction, contractor, contractors, jets, materials, runway, transportation

JACKSON — Mississippi’s busiest airport is down to one usable runway with a $13.3 million construction project at a standstill and eight months behind schedule. Completion of runway surfacing at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was expected in June 2011, but a dispute with the contractor halted the work. Airport CEO Dirk Vanderleest says the […] [...]

Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, bids, Conventions, federal government, meetings, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

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 […] [...]

Four airlines bid on Tupelo Regional service

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, airports, bids, business travel, federal government, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, travelers, visitors

TUPELO — Four airlines have submitted bids to provide commercial air service at Tupelo Regional Airport. The airlines include Air Choice One and SeaPort Airlines, which had earlier bids rejected by the city. The other two airlines are Blue Sky and Sun Air. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air […] [...]

Delegation going to D.C. to fight ozone ranking

by Associated Press Published: January 20,2012

Tags: air, air pollution, air quality, county, county government, environment, federal government, pollution

DESOTO COUNTY — A delegation from DeSoto County is going to Washington, D.C., to battle a feared ozone ranking. The Commercial Appeal reports the delegation includes local county government and economic development officials. The county is faced with a Feb. 29 deadline to object to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to list the county as […] [...]

Airport prepares for military training program

by Associated Press Published: January 19,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airplanes, airports, business travel, flight, jets, military, planes, tourism, tourists, training, transportation, travel, visitors

COLUMBUS — Working with the nation’s busiest air base in just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service. “They’re a key enabler to our training environment here,” said Rick Johnson, chief public affairs officer for Columbus Air Force Base. That […] [...]

Hearing dates set for former airport administrators

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: air, air travel, courts, employees, job discrimination, jobs, lawsuits, termination, tourism, tourists, transportation, visitors, workers

TUPELO — Job discrimination lawsuits filed by two former administrators at Tupelo Regional Airport will be heard in federal court in 2013. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports former airport executive director Terry Anderson and former operations director Reid Dawe have sued the airport. Anderson’s case is set for April 8, 2013, in federal court […] [...]

Airport to pay more for runway expansion

by Associated Press Published: December 21,2011

Tags: air, air travel, airliners, airlines, airplanes, airports, construction, jets, transportation, travel

TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority has agreed to a $267,000 increase requested by the company building a runway extension. Century Construction asked for the increase after losing access to its resource for “fill dirt.” Century bid around $5.2 million to extend the runway by 650 feet. Century president Colin Maloney says the company lost […] [...]

Delta State strikes agreement with Pinnacle Airlines

by MBJ Staff Published: December 19,2011

Tags: air, air travel, airlines, aviation, colleges, education, higher education, students, transportation, travel, universities

CLEVELAND — Commercial aviation graduates of Delta State University now have the opportunity to be employed as pilots at Pinnacle Airlines Corporation airline subsidiaries without the traditional recruiting and interview process. The Professional Pilot Direct Hire Program agreement was formed between Delta State and Pinnacle this past summer. Pinnacle believes the quality of students who […] [...]

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