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SeaPort agrees to remove Tupelo service

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TUPELO — SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its passenger service in Tupelo. Tupelo Regional Airport officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the airport board cited poor performance problems since service began last October as the reason for asking the airline to drop local service within 90 days. Withdrawing from Tupelo means service would end sometime in November. The ...

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Mississippi cities finding their place for growth

Tupelo was an early state leader in this movement when it received a grant in 1999 to develop Fairpark on what was once the county fairgrounds and extend the connection between downtown and Elvis Presley's birthplace. Fair Park incorporates businesses, restaurants, entertainment, retail shops and hotels. This view is from the rooftop of the Park Heights Restaurant.

By LYNN LOFTON  Cleveland, Water Valley, Tupelo, Columbus, Bay St. Louis, Natchez, Vicksburg, Ocean Springs — what do these Mississippi cities have in common? These are some of the municipalities that are good examples of the Main Street concept of placemaking. Public spaces in these towns have a real sense of place. They are designed to attract and serve people, ...

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SeaPort Airlines seeks to leave Greenville

GREENVILLE — SeaPort Airlines is seeking federal approval to end service between Greenville and Memphis within three months. Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort in late October was awarded a federally subsidized Essential Air Service contract to restore passenger flights to and from Greenville, and the regional airline was cleared to begin service Jan. 12. While the first flight took off March 16, ...

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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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DOT okays SeaPort Airlines' service between Greenville and Memphis

GREENVILLE — The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to offer service between Greenville and Memphis, Tennessee. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the airline hopes to start flying by Thanksgiving. SeaPort replaces Silver Airways, which announced it was ending service to four Mississippi cities. It departed Greenville for the last time on Sept. 30. SeaPort began service in ...

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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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Tunica Municipal Airport lands more USDOT money for hangar

TUNICA — The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving the Tunica Municipal Airport an additional $1.1 million to help pay for a new hangar. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson says Tunica County is receiving $2.5 million from the federal agency for the current federal budget year, which ends Sept. 30. The county will receive the other $1.1 million during the budget ...

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TRI-Mississippi project receives $17.8M TIGER VI grant

  SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — A total of $17.8 million in federal transportation funding has been awarded for a collaborative initiative to support job growth by improving roadways in three Southwest Mississippi counties. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $17.8-million TIGER VI grant application submitted by Claiborne County, along with Franklin and Jefferson counties and Alcorn State University. The ...

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Silver Airways must continue to offer service to airports

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Department of Transportation has directed Silver Airways to continue passenger service in four Mississippi cities and one in Alabama through Sept. 5. Government officials say they need more time to review proposals for new subsidized air service in Tupelo, Greenville, Hattiesburg/Laurel, Meridian and Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The order extended for 30 days an earlier order ...

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