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Delta airport chooses Silver Airways; DOT must approve bid

GREENVILLE — Silver Airways officials say they can start providing air service in August to Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport if the government approves. Silver Airways’ proposal is pending before the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city of Greenville announced earlier this month that it was supporting Silver Airways for the contract with the USDOT’s Essential […] [...]

Airport officials to choose between two airlines

HATTIESBURG — Within the next month, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is expected to make a decision on a replacement carrier to take over for Delta Air Lines. Hattiesburg-Laurel director Thomas Heanue said yesterday the airport is considering bids submitted to the United States Department of Transportation by Silver Airways and Air Choice One Airlines. Heanue […] [...]

City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. […] [...]

Golden Triangle Regional Airport reports increased traffic

COLUMBUS — The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use. GTRA executive director Mike Hainsey says passenger traffic in January and February increased by 11 percent, surpassing every January and […] [...]

Direct Air suspending Coast flights due to fuel supply issue

GULFPORT — Charter airline Direct Air has suspended flights for at least two months. Direct Air, based in Myrtle Beach, S.C., canceled flights Monday and says it will not fly again until May 15. Officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast see no repercussions on flights in and out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Those flights to […] [...]

USDOT requests more bids for service at Tupelo Regional Airport

TUPELO — The government has announced another round of bids for the essential air service contract at the Tupelo Regional Airport. Airport executive director Joshua Abramson told WTVA-TV bids would be accepted through April 10. It marks the third time the U.S. Department of Transportation has requested bids for service at TRA. The city requested […] [...]

Contractor dispute halts runway construction at Jackson-Evers

JACKSON — Mississippi’s busiest airport is down to one usable runway with a $13.3 million construction project at a standstill and eight months behind schedule. Completion of runway surfacing at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was expected in June 2011, but a dispute with the contractor halted the work. Airport CEO Dirk Vanderleest says the […] [...]

Coast airport celebrates coming of Direct Air service

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 […] [...]

EDP to match grant dollars for airport improvements

WIGGINS — The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) board of directors has agreed to provide the local match dollars for a federal/state grant to improve the Dean Griffin Memorial Airport. The airport, located in Wiggins, serves the entire Stone County area. The facility, jointly owned by the city of Wiggins and Stone County, is […] [...]

Supervisors delay action on Greenwood-Leflore Airport grant

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have delayed action on a grant to tear down and rebuild a general aviation area at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the general aviation area has never been used because of design problems. Supervisors say they want to meet with the airport board next week. The Delta Regional […] [...]

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