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35 Mississippi airports will split $10M in federal grants

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JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $10 million in grants that will be divided among 35 Mississippi airports. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss., said the grants will pay for project to make airports safer and more efficient, such as runway rehabilitation, new lights and new signs. Money is coming from the Airport and ...

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What you and the airlines pay

Here’s a rundown on fees charged airlines and passenger at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport: Jackson Evers’s landing fees for commercial aircraft are assessed at $2.71 per 1,000 pounds of landed aircraft weight, according to the Airport Authority. Rental for ticket counters, administrative office spaces, boarding area/gate or passenger lounges is $77.89 a square foot annually, the Airport Authority ...

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Jackson air fares among most expensive in the nation

» Fitch forecast for Southwest departure to increase costs for airlines and passengers looking accurate Passengers at Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport may already be feeling a fare pinch from the regional airport’s loss of discount carrier Southwest Airlines. First quarter figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics show average round-trip fares rose 4.7 percent ...

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Sequester could ground commercial air services statewide

Air travelers accustomed to catching Silver Airways flights out of Hattiesburg, Meridian, Greenville and Tupelo may soon have to rethink their travel plans. As with a series of other disruptions occurring at airports large and small around the country, the culprit is the federal budget sequester, an onslaught of across-the-board cuts brought about by the failure of Congress and the ...

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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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FAA awards $9.7M in grants to state airports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Airport improvement projects in Mississippi will receive more than $9.7 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding. The announcement was made by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Cochran said the announcements came after final congressional approval to legislation that reauthorized federal aviation programs such as the AIP, the Small Community Air Service Development Program and the Essential Air Service ...

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