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NEWSROOM BLOG — Jackson mayor finally speaks on airport issue

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Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber has been the invisible man in the debate over control of Jackson Medgar Wiley-Evers International Airport, leaving it to others to argue against taking control of the airport away from Jackson City Hall. Not wanting to steal the spotlight from Punxsutawney Phil, Yarber chose the day after Groundhog Day to surface long enough to issue an ...

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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff

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By TED CARTER What the State of Mississippi gives it can take away, state Sen. Josh Harkins insists in explaining his push to create a tri-county board to control Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. With tens of thousands of people having moved out of Jackson to Rankin and Madison counties in recent decades, Jackson is not the suitable ruler for the ...

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Hinds County joins Jackson in fight for airport control

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JACKSON — Hinds County supervisors say they will join Jackson officials in fighting off any attempt by the state to take control of the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city of Jackson currently has authority to oversee the airport. Hinds County District 1 Supervisor Robert Graham says the county could be negatively impacted if money from ...

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Tupelo airport board to review 4 bids for service

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TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority will review the four airlines bidding to provide service and plans to have a recommendation by the end of the month. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the four companies hoping to get a federally subsidized contract are Air Choice One, Boutique Air, Corporate Flight Management and Sun Air. And while the board and ...

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Tupelo airport board looks to end SeaPort contract

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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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