Posts Tagged ‘airport’

Airport gets $4.7M grant from FAA for improvements

GULFPORT — The Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority has been awarded a $4.7-million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant includes funds for airfield drainage enhancements, airport perimeter fence rehabilitation, taxiway widening and terminal improvements. FAA Airport Improvement Program funds are derived from user fees and fuel taxes. The funding […] [...]

Airport director petitions city for more financial support

TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson says struggling finances and fewer passengers require a change in the financial relationship between the airport and the city of Tupelo. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that after meeting in closed session yesterday about a lease at the airport, City Council members did not take […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Columbus prepares 2 grant applications

by Ross Reily Published: July 8,2013

Tags: airport, Columbus, Commercial Dispatch, Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Mississippi — The city of Columbus is applying for grants for funding for improved crime lab equipment and police patrol speeding enforcement, as well as upgrades to Columbus-Lowndes County Airport. The Commercial Dispatch reports that federal programs director Travis Jones is applying for a justice assistance grant that would reimburse the city up to […] [...]

Airline announces new service at Oxford

by Associated Press Published: June 16,2013

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, aviation, flight, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, visitor

OXFORD — Memphis-based Southern Airways Express will begin offering flights out of the University Oxford Airport. Stan Little, Southern Airways CEO, said this week that the company will launch flights to and from Destin and Panama City in Florida June 20, and then add flights to and from New Orleans by the end of June. […] [...]

Airport’s food irradiation business could create new jobs

by Associated Press Published: May 20,2013

Tags: airport, food handling, food safety, import, importer, importing, irradation, transportation

GULFPORT — A $5-million food-irradiation facility at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is expected to increase business by officials who say it increases food safety and extends shelf life of perishable foods. Airport executive director Clay Williams tells The Sun Herald the company is “very encouraged” by its investment in its $12 million cargo warehouse. The […] [...]

Airline cutting Capitol City flights to Houston, Baltimore

by Associated Press Published: April 19,2013

Tags: air, air travel, airline, airport, aviastion, convention, flight, meeting, tourism, tourist, transportastion, travel, vacation, visitor

JACKSON — Southwest Airlines is dropping one of its three daily Jackson-to-Houston flights as well as its direct Jackson-to-Baltimore flight. The Clarion-Ledger reports the airline, effective June 1, will no longer offer a 2:10 p.m. departure from Jackson to Houston’s Hobby Airport. It will still have morning and evening departures. And, effective Aug. 1, the […] [...]

Airline trimming Jackson-to-Houston flight

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, aviation, meeting, transportation, travel, visitor

JACKSON — Southwest Airlines is dropping one of two flights between Jackson and Houston, Texas, on June 1. Dirk Vanderleest, chief executive officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, tells The Clarion-Ledger that the discount airline will drop its 2:10 p.m. flight, leaving it with just two — a 6:45 a.m. flight and another at […] [...]

Airport, ex-director settle lawsuit just before trial

by Associated Press Published: April 14,2013

Tags: air travel, airport, aviation, employee, employment law, emplyoer, lawsuit, legal, settlement, transportation, travel

TUPELO — A lawsuit against the Tupelo Regional Airport Authority has been settled just days ahead of the scheduled trial. Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills dismissed a suit by Reid Dawe, a former director of operations at Tupelo Regional Airport. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dawe claimed his rights were violated when he […] [...]

Airport tower manager, crew to be out of work

TUPELO — Despite a temporary reprieve, Doug Metz and his four co-workers still face unemployment. Metz is the air traffic control manager at Tupelo Regional Airport, where the tower is among 149 across the country being closed by the Federal Aviation Administration on June 15. An air traffic controller with more than 30 years of […] [...]

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