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Supervisors delay action on Greenwood-Leflore Airport grant

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have delayed action on a grant to tear down and rebuild a general aviation area at the Greenwood-Leflore Airport. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the general aviation area has never been used because of design problems. Supervisors say they want to meet with the airport board next week. The Delta Regional Authority grant would provide $200,000 ...

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Leaders meet to discuss post-Delta service at Mid-Delta Regional

GREENVILLE — Forty area-wide civic and business leaders met Jan. 30 at the Mid-Delta Regional Airport to discuss the future of commercial air service in Greenville post-Delta Airlines. The airport recently received two more service bids, bringing the total number of airlines interested in Mid-Delta Regional to four. Airport director Lane Rodgers was at the meeting to walk through the ...

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Delta airport receives bids from two more airlines

GREENVILLE — Two more airlines have filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide service the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport. The Delta Democrat Times reports the bids came from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based Sun Air and Dallas-based Blue Sky Airlines. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the USDOT’s Essential Air Service program. ...

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US Airways to offer Jackson-to-Washington service; replacing Delta

JACKSON — The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted US Airways the temporary authority to operate nonstop service from the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) to Ronald Regan Washington National Airport (DCA). The announcement was made jointly by Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) and the chairman of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA), Dr. Glenda B. Glover. ...

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Four airlines bid on Tupelo Regional service

TUPELO — Four airlines have submitted bids to provide commercial air service at Tupelo Regional Airport. The airlines include Air Choice One and SeaPort Airlines, which had earlier bids rejected by the city. The other two airlines are Blue Sky and Sun Air. The companies are hoping to get a federal subsidy to provide air service through the Essential Air ...

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Airport prepares for military training program

COLUMBUS — Working with the nation’s busiest air base in just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service. “They’re a key enabler to our training environment here,” said Rick Johnson, chief public affairs officer for Columbus Air Force Base. That enabling will go a step ...

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Airport looking for fixed base operator

TUPELO — Officials at the Tupelo Regional Airport say they are looking for a private company to run the operations of its fixed base operator. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the airport is asking for proposals for a private firm to take over staffing of Tupelo Aviation Unlimited. The airport would retain the assets of the fixed base operator. ...

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Traffic remains flat at Meridian Regional Airport

MERIDIAN — Passenger numbers have been flat for the past six months at Meridian Regional Airport. Airport Authority president Tom Williams tells WTOK-TV compared to the rest of the state the numbers are good. Williams says such steady numbers mean Meridian might not be faced with a change in air service. He says Tupelo, Greenville and Laurel/Hattiesburg are trying to ...

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Pine Belt airport still looking for replacement carrier

HATTIESBURG — It is still a wait-and-see situation at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport when it comes to which commercial carrier will provide service to local residents. For the past three years, Delta Airlines has provided commercial air service at Hattiesburg-Laurel. In July, the airline announced it was discontinuing service to 24 of its smaller markets, including the Jones County airport. ...

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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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