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US Airways to offer Jackson-to-Washington service; replacing Delta

JACKSON — The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted US Airways the temporary authority to operate nonstop service from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) to Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA). The announcement was made jointly by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and the chairman of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority […] [...]

Four airlines bid on Tupelo Regional service

TUPELO — Four airlines have submitted bids to provide commercial air service at Tupelo Regional Airport. The airlines include Air Choice One and SeaPort Airlines, which had earlier bids rejected by the city. The other two airlines are Blue Sky and Sun Air. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air […] [...]

Airport prepares for military training program

COLUMBUS — Working with the nation’s busiest air base in just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service. “They’re a key enabler to our training environment here,” said Rick Johnson, chief public affairs officer for Columbus Air Force Base. That […] [...]

Airport looking for fixed base operator

TUPELO — Officials at the Tupelo Regional Airport say they are looking for a private company to run the operations of its fixed base operator. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the airport is asking for proposals for a private firm to take over staffing of Tupelo Aviation Unlimited. The airport would retain the assets […] [...]

Traffic remains flat at Meridian Regional Airport

MERIDIAN — Passenger numbers have been flat for the past six months at Meridian Regional Airport. Airport Authority president Tom Williams tells WTOK-TV compared to the rest of the state the numbers are good. Williams says such steady numbers mean Meridian might not be faced with a change in air service. He says Tupelo, Greenville […] [...]

Pine Belt airport still looking for replacement carrier

HATTIESBURG — It is still a wait-and-see situation at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport when it comes to which commercial carrier will provide service to local residents. For the past three years, Delta Airlines has provided commercial air service at Hattiesburg-Laurel. In July, the airline announced it was discontinuing service to 24 of its smaller markets, […] [...]

Airport to pay more for runway expansion

TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority has agreed to a $267,000 increase requested by the company building a runway extension. Century Construction asked for the increase after losing access to its resource for “fill dirt.” Century bid around $5.2 million to extend the runway by 650 feet. Century president Colin Maloney says the company lost […] [...]

Beau Rivage Resort expands Florida air service

GULFPORT and BILOXI — Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is increasing its air service to five days a week with Vision Airlines. The expanded service begins Jan. 5, 2012. The Beau Rivage scheduled service from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida to Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport will operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays on 136-seat […] [...]

Coast harbor gets payment from BP for oil spill

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has received a $509,000 settlement with BP. Port and harbor director Jack Zink says the commission has agreed not to sue BP over the 2010 oil spill. Zink tells the Sea Coast Echo the damage did not come from the oil, but rather from […] [...]

Airport awarded building permit for terminal/hangar

BAY ST. LOUIS — A building permit has been issued for a $6.1-million terminal and hangar at Stennis International Airport. GM&R Construction Co. of Bay St. Louis was the successful bidder for the project. Jack Zink, executive director of the Hancock County Development Commission, tells The Sun Herald he expects work to start any day […] [...]

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