Posts Tagged ‘airlines’

Jackson-Evers delaying security and concourse upgrades after bond rating drop

by Ted Carter Published: April 14,2014

Tags: airlines, Business, Fitch Ratings Service, Mississippi, Southwest Airlines, transportation

Fitch Rating Service’s downgrading of $39.4 million of Jackson Municipal Airport Authority revenue bonds will force a year-long delay of security checkpoint upgrades and improvements to the terminal building of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The drop to BBB+ from A- came largely from Southwest Airlines’ decision to stop nearly two decades of service on […] [...]

Jumbo jets damage runway; repairs could cost $700K

TUPELO — Even without passengers, cargo or fuel, a Boeing 747 weighs 400,000 pounds. Universal Asset Management, the aircraft recycling company, has landed several of them at Tupelo Regional Airport in the past two years. The company takes apart the retired air titans — and other large planes — at its disassembly operation at the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Three airports getting connection change from Memphis to Atlanta

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi cities that are losing their federally-subsidized air connections to Memphis will now be served through Atlanta. Silver Airways Corp. will provide 12 flights a week between Atlanta and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The airline will fly 18 times a week from Atlanta to Tupelo, continuing on to Greenville. The communities had […] [...]

Delta airport chooses Silver Airways; DOT must approve bid

by Associated Press Published: April 27,2012

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, Conventions, federal agency, meetings, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

GREENVILLE — Silver Airways officials say they can start providing air service in August to Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport if the government approves. Silver Airways’ proposal is pending before the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city of Greenville announced earlier this month that it was supporting Silver Airways for the contract with the USDOT’s Essential […] [...]

Airport officials to choose between two airlines

by Associated Press Published: April 13,2012

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, aviation, bidders, bids, federal agency, federal government, transportation, travel

HATTIESBURG — Within the next month, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is expected to make a decision on a replacement carrier to take over for Delta Air Lines. Hattiesburg-Laurel director Thomas Heanue said yesterday the airport is considering bids submitted to the United States Department of Transportation by Silver Airways and Air Choice One Airlines. Heanue […] [...]

City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2012

Tags: air travel, airlines, airplanes, airports, aviation, Conventions, flights, jets, meetings, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

GULFPORT — Charter airline Direct Air has suspended flights for at least two months. Direct Air, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., canceled flights Monday and says it will not fly again until May 15. Officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast see no repercussions on flights in and out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Those flights to […] [...]

USDOT requests more bids for service at Tupelo Regional Airport

TUPELO — The government has announced another round of bids for the essential air service contract at the Tupelo Regional Airport. Airport executive director Joshua Abramson told WTVA-TV bids would be accepted through April 10. It marks the third time the U.S. Department of Transportation has requested bids for service at TRA. The city requested […] [...]

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