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Tupelo airport board looks to end SeaPort contract

SeaPort has seen enplanements – the number of passengers boarding a plane – in Tupelo fall from more than 350 when it started service in October to fewer than 100 last month. THOMAS WELLS | BUY at PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM

For several months, the Tupelo Airport Authority has threatened to end the air service contract with SeaPort Airlines due to its poor performance. Late and canceled flights have plagued the airline, which blames a nationwide shortage of pilots for many of its problems. Since beginning service last October, SeaPort has seen enplanements – the number of passengers boarding a plane ...

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Airport aims to reverse declining passenger numbers

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received $3.4 million for noise mitigation measures for residences around the airport.

GULFPORT — Officials at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have so far been unable to stem a four-and-a-half year trend of falling passenger numbers but they are hopeful new grants and partnerships can attract more travelers. In the first five months of 2015, the number of passengers flying into and out of the airport fell by 5.9 percent compared to the ...

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American Eagle flies out of Hattiesburg for first time

HATTIESBURG — An American Eagle 50-passenger jet left the Hattiesburg Laurel regional airport yesterday as the airline made its debut. American Eagle will connect Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian regional airports with its parent carrier’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. It replaced Silver Airways as the area’s commercial carrier. “We’ve got service now that we believe is something that you can grow,” Hattiesburg-Laurel Executive ...

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Airport Authority says taxiway project makes military training safer

GULFPORT — The completion of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport Taxiway B widening project will make the military apron more accessible for larger aircraft, according to the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority. The $3-million project improves safety by strengthening and widening the taxiway pavement for enhanced military operations making the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) more competitive for increased military activities ...

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California firm sentenced for mishandling hazardous materials at Delta airport

GREENVILLE — Leading Edge Aviation Services Inc., a corporation headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Glen Davidson, in Aberdeen following a guilty plea to one felony count of treating, storing or disposing of hazardous waste without a permit at Leading Edge’s now shuttered Greenville facility. Leading Edge operated a commercial aircraft painting facility ...

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Grant rejection grounds prospects for Jackson-Orlando service

Federal transportation officials have dashed for the time being hopes for a restart of direct air service from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Orlando, Florida. The U.S. Department of Transportation left Jackson off a recent list of winners of Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, according to Jackson Municipal Airport Authority spokesman Gene Moore. Jackson Evers International ...

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Airport gets grant to support seasonal service from Sun Country

GULFPORT — Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was recently awarded a $350,000 Small Community Air Service Development grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used to provide a revenue guarantee and marketing support targeting seasonal service from Sun Country Airlines. Sun Country Airlines is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and currently operates the air charter program on behalf of ...

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USDOT awards grant to GTRA to add more westbound flights

COLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Transportation has given a $750,000 grant to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport to help recruit new westbound air service to the area. The grant was awarded under the Small Community Air Service Development Program, which provides funds to enhance air service to small communities. The Golden Triangle area encompasses Columbus, Starkville and West Point. ...

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Another Delta airport lands funding for taxiway, emergency rescue

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making more than $2 million available to rehabilitate a critical taxiway at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville and to purchase an emergency rescue vehicle. The FAA funding — consisting of $1.65 million in discretionary funding and $369,036 in entitlement funding — will enable the city of Greenville to rehabilitate an ...

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