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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 […] [...]

Leaders meet to discuss post-Delta service at Mid-Delta Regional

GREENVILLE — Forty area-wide civic and business leaders met Jan. 30 at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport to discuss the future of commercial air service in Greenville post-Delta Airlines. The airport recently received two more service bids, bringing the total number of airlines interested in Mid-Delta Regional to four. Airport director Lane Rodgers was at the […] [...]

Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines

GREENVILLE — Two more airlines have filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide service the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport. The Delta Democrat Times reports the bids came from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air and Dallas-based Blue Sky Airlines. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the […] [...]

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