Posts Tagged ‘airport’

Airport building massive navigation system tower

by Associated Press Published: March 27,2013

Tags: airplane, airport, avaiation, construction, transportation, travel navigation

MADISON — It’s six stories high, nearly as wide as a football field and is peeking out above trees near the Madison airport. Public works official Tommy Boxx tells WLBT-TV in Jackson the large dish on stilts has a Vortac navigation system. According to a federal aviation guide, Vortac gives pilots the bearing and range of […] [...]

Officials vow flights will continue even if funding is cut

COLUMBUS — Officials with the Golden Triangle Regional Airport say commercial flights will continue despite the possibility of federal funding for the airports’ air traffic control tower being cut. The Federal Aviation Administration announced last week it would be shutting off staff funding for seven air traffic control towers in the state and 180 nation-wide, […] [...]

Expert again warns city of dropping traffic at airport

TUPELO — An airline industry expert has renewed warnings to Tupelo officials that the local airport could lose federal subsidies if the number of commercial air travelers remains low. The comments from Mike Mooney of Sixel Consulting Group came during a meeting that gave stakeholders in the Tupelo Regional Airport a chance to get a […] [...]

Airport control towers facing shutdown from budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Automatic federal budget cuts could shut down control towers at as many as seven Mississippi airports. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of the closing of 100 airport towers at airports that have 150,000 flights or fewer each year if automatic federal spending cuts take effect March 1. The Federal Aviation Administration […] [...]

Airlines line up for rights to Georgia service

by Associated Press Published: February 4,2013

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, transportation, travel

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Four airlines are vying for the chance to provide passenger flights from Macon, Ga.’s airport to Atlanta and possibly other cities. The Telegraph reports that the four airlines have submitted bids to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which subsidizes Macon flights under the federal Essential Air Service program. Authorities say the […] [...]

Silver Airways flights finally added to Delta’s website

by Associated Press Published: December 14,2012

Tags: agency, air travel, airline, airport, aviation, computer, federal, flight, government, online, tourism, tourist, trannsportation, travel, vacation, visitor, website

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways flights to three Mississippi cities now appear on Delta Air Lines’ website, and programmers are working to include flights to Greenville. Steve Bennett, a spokesman for Silver Airways Corp. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said the changes were made by Thursday. Silver began flying from Atlanta to Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and […] [...]

Delta cutting flights to Southern cities, including Jackson

by Associated Press Published: November 27,2012

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

JACKSON — Delta Air Lines is cutting flights from Memphis International Airport by 18 percent. The reductions will also affect airports in Nashville, Knoxville and other Southern cities, including Jackson. Delta spokesman Anthony Black told The Commercial Appeal those flights being dropped weren’t profitable because passenger demand was slack. He said Delta would reduce the […] [...]

Airport seeing fewer fliers during transition from Delta

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2012

Tags: air, airline, airplane, airport, aviation, jet, jetliner, provider, service, ticket, transportation, travel

GREENVILLE — Officials at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport said flights on Silver Airways are not as full as they’d hoped, and it might be because travelers are unsure how to book flights. Though Silver Airways has been servicing Greenville’s airport for a little over a month, travelers are still unable to book flights through Delta Airlines […] [...]

Airport project resumes with new contractor on board

by Associated Press Published: November 1,2012

Tags: airport, asphalt, builder, building, construction, contractor, dispute, quality, runway, travel

JACKSON — Work has resumed on a runway at Mississippi’s busiest passenger airport after a dispute with the contractor brought construction to a standstill last year. The project to remove bad clay and repave one of two runways at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport stalled over a disagreement about the quality of the asphalt being […] [...]

Silver Airways picking up Delta flights at three airports

by Associated Press Published: September 24,2012

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, aviation, aviator, convention, federal government, meeting, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, vacation, visitor

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will take over three Mississippi cities being dropped by Delta Airlines. The Hattiesburg American reports, starting Oct. 1, flights out of the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport and the airports in Greenville and Tupelo will go to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport instead of Memphis. Delta connects through Memphis. […] [...]

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