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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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Airport improvements to be funded almost entirely from grants

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg officials say they hope to pick up only 5 percent of the cost on more than $1 million worth of recent improvements at Chain Municipal Airport. During the past 18 months, city engineer Bert Kuyrkendall says Hattiesburg has received three Federal Aviation Administration grants, which by the end of the 2012 calendar year will have provided about ...

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Delta airport chooses Silver Airways; DOT must approve bid

GREENVILLE — Silver Airways officials say they can start providing air service in August to Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport if the government approves. Silver Airways’ proposal is pending before the U.S. Department of Transportation. The city of Greenville announced earlier this month that it was supporting Silver Airways for the contract with the USDOT’s Essential Air Service program. Last July, ...

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Airport officials to choose between two airlines

HATTIESBURG — Within the next month, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is expected to make a decision on a replacement carrier to take over for Delta Air Lines. Hattiesburg-Laurel director Thomas Heanue said yesterday the airport is considering bids submitted to the United States Department of Transportation by Silver Airways and Air Choice One Airlines. Heanue tells the Hattiesburg American the ...

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City, airport leaders might have winning bid from airline

TUPELO — After rejecting two earlier rounds of bidding by smaller airlines hoping to provide commercial service in Tupelo, city and airport officials might have an offer they like. Air Choice One and Silver Airways turned in their bids, and Tupelo Regional Airport executive director Josh Abramson said he likes what he sees in Silver. Both airlines are hoping to ...

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Golden Triangle Regional Airport reports increased traffic

COLUMBUS — The parking lot expansion is finally complete at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, and if the latest passenger traffic data is any indication, those 50 extra parking spaces will be quickly put to use. GTRA executive director Mike Hainsey says passenger traffic in January and February increased by 11 percent, surpassing every January and February tally over the past ...

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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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Contractor dispute halts runway construction at Jackson-Evers

JACKSON — Mississippi’s busiest airport is down to one usable runway with a $13.3 million construction project at a standstill and eight months behind schedule. Completion of runway surfacing at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport was expected in June 2011, but a dispute with the contractor halted the work. Airport CEO Dirk Vanderleest says the contract with Rifenburg Construction Inc. ...

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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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