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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 access to a nearby dirt ...

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Delta State strikes agreement with Pinnacle Airlines

CLEVELAND — Commercial aviation graduates of Delta State University now have the opportunity to be employed as pilots at Pinnacle Airlines Corporation airline subsidiaries without the traditional recruiting and interview process. The Professional Pilot Direct Hire Program agreement was formed between Delta State and Pinnacle this past summer. Pinnacle believes the quality of students who successfully complete Delta State’s aviation ...

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City rejects air service bids from two airlines

TUPELO — Delta Airlines is set to pull out of Tupelo next month after saying the airport does not have a large enough passenger base to support Delta’s 50-passenger jets. Air Choice One wants to provide more service with smaller planes. Airline CEO Shane Storz told the Tupelo Airport Authority Wednesday his company can provide shuttle service to Memphis, five ...

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Two companies bid for Delta air service contract

GREENVILLE — Two companies have submitted bids to provide service to Greenville Mid-Delta Airport under the federal Essential Air Service program. St. Louis-based Multi-Aero Inc., which operates as Air Choice One, and SeaPort Airlines Inc., headquartered in Portland, Ore., are both interested in the market, according to the Delta Democrat Times. Both have submitted proposals and are scheduled to make ...

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New facility opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International

GULFPORT — The $12-million Million Air facility officially opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport this week and is expected to help attract new business and tourism revenue for South Mississippi. The 52,500-square-foot building will serve as the fixed base operation at the airport, providing fuel, support services for charters and private planes and other services. The Sun Herald reports company and ...

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Two airlines bid to serve Tupelo Regional

TUPELO — Officials at Tupelo Regional Airport expect to know by November who will take over air service. Airport executive director Josh Abramson tells WTVA-TV two companies have submitted bids thus far. Abramson says Seaport Airlines presented a bid that would allow 25 weekly flights to Memphis and 18 weekly flights to Nashville. Another company, Air Choice One, offered a ...

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US Airways adds Coast-to-Charlotte flight

GULFPORT — US Airways will add a fourth flight from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) to Charlotte-Douglas (N.C.) International Airport (CLT). The additional flight will be offered beginning Oct. 19. “The addition of the fourth US Airway’s flight not only improves access to Charlotte, N.C., but it also offers additional options to connect to key cities in the Northeast and Midwest,” ...

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Delta cutting one Coast flight, adding another

GULFPORT — Delta Air Lines is scheduled to cut direct flights from Gulfport to Memphis in January. But, U.S. Airways is adding a flight from Gulfport to Charlotte, N.C. Jeremiah Gerald, director of air service for the Gulfport airport, tells The Sun Herald Delta announced months ago it would be making cuts all over the country, and loss of the ...

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Committee approves federal funding for airports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A federal program that supports passenger air service at four small Mississippi airports is being funded in an appropriations bill that gained committee approval late yesterday, according to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Continued funding for the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, which benefits the Greenville, Hattiesburg/Laurel, Meridian and Tupelo airports, is included in the FY2012 Transportation, Housing ...

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FAA orders Delta Air Lines to stay in Tupelo

TUPELO — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered Delta Air Lines to continue providing service in Tupelo until a replacement carrier is found. On July 15, the airline said it could no longer serve 16 small airports across the country, including Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg. Delta receives a federal subsidy through the Essential Air Service program to fly in ...

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