Posts Tagged ‘airport’

UAM invites officials to tour operations following complaints

by Associated Press Published: September 5,2012

Tags: airport, aviation, city, complaint, criticism, disassembly, jets, municipal government, municipality, officials

TUPELO — A company that dissembles wide-body commercial aircraft has invited Tupelo officials to take a tour amid some public criticism of how its operation looks. Universal Asset Management flies 747s and other decommissioned aircraft to Tupelo and takes them apart in the former Army Air National Guard facility. The parts are then recycled. To […] [...]

Gulfport-Biloxi International suspending flights; Coast casinos close

by Associated Press Published: August 28,2012

Tags: air, airline, airport, aviation, hurricane, passenger, storm, suspension, travel, Weather

GULFPORT — The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is suspending all incoming and outgoing flights before noon today due to the approach of Isaac. The last flights are scheduled to depart at 11 a.m. today, says Clay Williams, airport executive director. He says the airport will probably close tomorrow, but flights are scheduled to resume Thursday. The […] [...]

Airport dispute could cost millions in federal funding

TUPELO — A dispute between the Tupelo City Council and the city’s Airport Authority could cost the city millions of dollars in federal funds and leave an already deteriorating former Army Aviation Support Facility in disrepair. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the council this week rejected a $1.85 million grant to upgrade the armory […] [...]

Abandoned package shuts down Meridian Regional

MERIDIAN — A suspicious package left in bushes near the terminal of Meridian Regional Airport has turned out to be harmless. The airport had been shut down and evacuated after the package was found yesterday about noon. The Meridian Police Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol, Meridian Homeland Security, TSA, and the airport authority responded, and later […] [...]

US Airways awarded permanent authority for Jackson-Washington service

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded permanent authority to operate daily, nonstop service between Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson, and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport to US Airways. The route, which US Airways has been flying since March 4 under temporary authority from the DOT, is the only nonstop service linking Mississippi to […] [...]

Airport lands funds to improve aircraft accommodations

CORINTH — Local officials have accepted a grant of $204,520 to improve aircraft accommodations by enclosing the hangars. The Daily Corinthian reports Alcorn County and Corinth officials agreed to funds for work at the jointly owned airport. Corinth-Alcorn County Airport officials say the project would be completed in 2013. Airport board of directors chairman Waco […] [...]

United Airlines to offer nonstop service to Windy City

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2012

Tags: air travel, airline, airport, business travel, convention, meeting, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, visitor

JACKSON — United Airlines will offer a daily, nonstop service from Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport beginning Nov. 4, The Clarion-Ledger reports. The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority says United’s United Express service will fly 50-seat Embracer ERJ-145 aircraft between the two cities. United operates a hub out of Chicago that […] [...]

Fitch rates airport bonds ‘A-’ and awards stable outlook

by MBJ Staff Published: July 10,2012

Tags: air, air travel, airline, airplane, airport, aviation, bond, credit rasting, debt, jet, rating, revenue, transportation, travel

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has affirmed Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s outstanding $42.1 million airport revenue and refunding bonds at “A-.” The Rating Outlook remains “stable.” Fitch wrote: “Traffic is currently similar to levels prior to Hurricane Katrina where the airport served evacuees and recovery efforts following declines over the past five consecutive years. Stability is […] [...]

Officials vote to change airport name again

by Associated Press Published: October 19,2011

Tags: air travel, airport, civil rights, municipal government, name change, transportation, travel

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has voted to rename the city’s airport for the second time in seven years. This time, the favored name Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was picked to replace Jackson-Evers International Airport to make it clear the airport is named in honor of the slain civil rights leader. The […] [...]

Officials get ‘positive news’ concerning Delta service

by MBJ Staff Published: July 27,2011

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

GREENVILLE — Greenville officials and leaders report they heard positive news regarding Delta Airlines and the Greenville Regional Airport during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. Members of a delegation from Greenville met today in Washington with officials of Delta Airlines in a special meeting called by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). The delegation then met […] [...]

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