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City rejects air service bids from two airlines

TUPELO — Delta Airlines is set to pull out of Tupelo next month after saying the airport does not have a large enough passenger base to support Delta’s 50-passenger jets. Air Choice One wants to provide more service with smaller planes. Airline CEO Shane Storz told the Tupelo Airport Authority Wednesday his company can provide […] [...]

Two companies bid for Delta air service contract

GREENVILLE — Two companies have submitted bids to provide service to Greenville Mid-Delta Airport under the federal Essential Air Service program. St. Louis-based Multi-Aero Inc., which operates as Air Choice One, and SeaPort Airlines Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., are both interested in the market, according to the Delta Democrat Times. Both have submitted proposals […] [...]

New facility opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International

GULFPORT — The $12-million Million Air facility officially opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this week and is expected to help attract new business and tourism revenue for South Mississippi. The 52,500-square-foot building will serve as the fixed base operation at the airport, providing fuel, support services for charters and private planes and other services. The […] [...]

Two airlines bid to serve Tupelo Regional

by Published: October 25,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, transportation, travel

TUPELO — Officials at Tupelo Regional Airport expect to know by November who will take over air service. Airport executive director Josh Abramson tells WTVA-TV two companies have submitted bids thus far. Abramson says Seaport Airlines presented a bid that would allow 25 weekly flights to Memphis and 18 weekly flights to Nashville. Another company, […] [...]

US Airways adds Coast-to-Charlotte flight

by Published: October 18,2011

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

GULFPORT — US Airways will add a fourth flight from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) to Charlotte-Douglas (N.C.) International Airport (CLT). The additional flight will be offered beginning Oct. 19. “The addition of the fourth US Airway’s flight not only improves access to Charlotte, N.C., but it also offers additional options to connect to key cities […] [...]

Delta cutting one Coast flight, adding another

by Published: October 11,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, tourism, transportation, travel

GULFPORT — Delta Air Lines is scheduled to cut direct flights from Gulfport to Memphis in January. But, U.S. Airways is adding a flight from Gulfport to Charlotte, N.C. Jeremiah Gerald, director of air service for the Gulfport airport, tells The Sun Herald Delta announced months ago it would be making cuts all over the […] [...]

Committee approves federal funding for airports

by Published: September 23,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, federal government, transportation, travel

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A federal program that supports passenger air service at four small Mississippi airports is being funded in an appropriations bill that gained committee approval late yesterday, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Continued funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which benefits the Greenville, Hattiesburg/Laurel, Meridian and Tupelo airports, is included […] [...]

FAA orders Delta Air Lines to stay in Tupelo

TUPELO — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Delta Air Lines to continue providing service in Tupelo until a replacement carrier is found. On July 15, the airline said it could no longer serve 16 small airports across the country, including Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg. Delta receives a federal subsidy through the Essential Air […] [...]

Delta bringing new fleet of jets to airport

by Published: September 6,2011

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

TUPELO — Delta Airlines has brought a new fleet of planes to provide service from Tupelo to Memphis. The 50-seat regional jets are replacing the Saab twin turbo prop that seated only 35 people. Delta expects the jet to save more money with regional flights like those from Tupelo along with maintenance costs. Delta provides […] [...]

Boardings up while airport seeks new carrier

by Published: August 9,2011

Tags: air travel, airlines, airports, transportation, travel

HATTIESBURG — Boardings for June and July at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport were the highest they have been since before Hurricane Katrina — and ran about 6.5 percent ahead of the volume for the first seven months of 2010. In June, 1,475 passengers flew out of Hattiesburg-Laurel, highest for June since 1994. There were 1,319 […] [...]

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