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Silver Airways picking up Delta flights at three airports

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. It notified the U.S. Department ...

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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 the nation’s capital. Republic Airlines, ...

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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 Epperson says some aircraft have ...

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United Airlines to offer nonstop service to Windy City

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 includes almost 600 nonstop daily ...

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Fitch rates airport bonds 'A-' and awards stable outlook

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 expected, as noted by a ...

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Silver Airways to start selling tickets for three airports by August

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Silver Airways will begin selling tickets by Aug. 1 for passenger service from three Mississippi locations. Mickey Bowman, vice president of essential air service at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based airline, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal flights from Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg-Laurel in Mississippi, as well as for Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Lewisburg, W.V., will begin Oct. ...

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Three airports getting connection change from Memphis to Atlanta

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi cities that are losing their federally-subsidized air connections to Memphis will now be served through Atlanta. Silver Airways Corp. will provide 12 flights a week between Atlanta and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The airline will fly 18 times a week from Atlanta to Tupelo, continuing on to Greenville. The communities had to seek new service when ...

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Supervisors hoping to land federal grant for airport improvements

PONTOTOC COUNTY — Pontotoc County supervisors are hoping for a federal grant to help make runway improvements at the county airport. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision came after an engineer told supervisors the runway needed resealing because the pavement was showing signs of age. The cost of the project is estimated at $254,000 with the county having ...

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Authority to showcase airport improvements at open house

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Airport Authority plans an open house tomorrow to highlight improvements at the local airport. The Meridian Star reports work included a new hangar at Dean Aircraft and renovations at Meridian Aviation and the airport terminal. Tomorrow’s event begins with a dedication ceremony at the terminal building. A display area will explain the renovation project along with ...

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Aldermen adopt new zoning ordinance around airport

MAGNOLIA — New zoning rules will limit the height of objects built in the flight path of the McComb-Pike County Airport and will regulate the use of property near the facility. The Enterprise-Journal reports Magnolia aldermen accepted a new air zone ordinance from the McComb-Pike County Airport board during a meeting last week. Airport board member Jose Simo said McComb’s ...

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