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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 Lakeland, Fla., are to start ...

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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 the last round of bids ...

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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 June 15. Scheduled service did ...

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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 meeting to walk through the ...

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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 USDOT’s Essential Air Service program. ...

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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 (JMAA), Dr. Glenda B. Glover. ...

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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 service through the Essential Air ...

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GE Aviation: GE90 engine sees record-breaking year

BATESVILLE — The GE90 engine experienced its most successful year in 2011, accumulating airline and freighter operator commitments for 400 engines with a list price of more than $11 billion, according to GE Aviation. This surpasses the previous record of 250 engine commitments in 2007. This year included a record-setting Emirates’ order for 50 Boeing 777s, powered by GE90-115B engines, ...

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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 and Laurel/Hattiesburg are trying to ...

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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, including the Jones County airport. ...

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