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Coast airport celebrates coming of Direct Air service

by MBJ Staff Published: February 16,2012

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

GULFPORT — Direct Air, a scheduled indirect air service base operating in Lakeland, Fla., and corporate headquarters located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is introducing year-round air service between Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland and Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport. The nonstop 90-minute flight service will be offered three times per week, on Fridays, Sundays, and Wednesdays beginning […] [...]

Leaders meet to discuss post-Delta service at Mid-Delta Regional

by MBJ Staff Published: January 31,2012

Tags: airlines, airplanes, airports, federal government, jets, municipal government, transportation, travel

GREENVILLE — Forty area-wide civic and business leaders met Jan. 30 at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport to discuss the future of commercial air service in Greenville post-Delta Airlines. The airport recently received two more service bids, bringing the total number of airlines interested in Mid-Delta Regional to four. Airport director Lane Rodgers was at 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 […] [...]

US Airways to offer Jackson-to-Washington service; replacing Delta

JACKSON — The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted US Airways the temporary authority to operate nonstop service from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) to Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA). The announcement was made jointly by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and the chairman of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority […] [...]

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 […] [...]

GE Aviation: GE90 engine sees record-breaking year

by MBJ Staff Published: January 20,2012

Tags: airliners, airlines, aviation, commercial aviation, engines, jets, manufacturing

BATESVILLE — The GE90 engine experienced its most successful year in 2011, accumulating airline and freighter operator commitments for 400 engines with a list price of more than $11 billion, according to GE Aviation. This surpasses the previous record of 250 engine commitments in 2007. This year included a record-setting Emirates’ order for 50 Boeing […] [...]

Traffic remains flat at Meridian Regional Airport

by Associated Press Published: December 28,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, business travel, passengers, tourism, tourists, transportation, visitors

MERIDIAN — Passenger numbers have been flat for the past six months at Meridian Regional Airport. Airport Authority president Tom Williams tells WTOK-TV compared to the rest of the state the numbers are good. Williams says such steady numbers mean Meridian might not be faced with a change in air service. He says Tupelo, Greenville […] [...]

Pine Belt airport still looking for replacement carrier

by Associated Press Published: December 27,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, business travel, tourism, tourists, transportation, travel, visitors

HATTIESBURG — It is still a wait-and-see situation at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport when it comes to which commercial carrier will provide service to local residents. For the past three years, Delta Airlines has provided commercial air service at Hattiesburg-Laurel. In July, the airline announced it was discontinuing service to 24 of its smaller markets, […] [...]

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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