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Regional airline begins jet service from Tupelo airport

A regional airline has begun flying jets between a northeast Mississippi airport and Nashville, Tennessee. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Contour Airlines began jet service Monday from Tupelo Regional Airport. The new plane serving the airport is an Embraer ERJ-135, a twin-engine jet with 30 seats. It replaces a twin-engine turboprop with 19 seats. The airline will provide 18 ...

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Mississippi’s senators say award to help city buy airport

Mississippi’s senators say the City of Olive Branch has received a $14.9 million federal grant to help with the purchase of the Olive Branch Airport. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, in a news release Thursday, said the city will become the airfield’s primary operator. It’s been in operation since 1972, and the purchase guarantees the continued operations of ...

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Taxpayer costs adding up in legal fight over Jackson airport

Lawyers have billed taxpayers more than $400,000 so far in a power struggle over control of the airport in Mississippi’s largest city. The federal court fight is an extension of a bitter legislative debate. People who say Jackson should maintain control of the airport have accused white suburban Republicans of unlawfully trying to steal an asset controlled by Democratic officials ...

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Mississippi gets $2.4M in federal funds for airport upgrades

Mississippi is receiving $2.4 million in federal grant funding to make upgrades to nine small and rural airports around the state. Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the Federal Aviation Administration grants Monday. Improvement projects are planned for airports in Vicksburg, Yazoo County, Philadelphia, Wiggins, West Point, Okolona, Picayune and Ripley, as well as the airport at ...

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Hainsey Named Airports Association Professional of the Year

The Mississippi Airports Association reccently named Michael P. (Mike) Hainsey (left) as its Professional of the Year. Hainsey has been the Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport for 12 years. Hainsey is the Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives’ Air Service Committee. He also chaired the Aviation Cooperative Research Program’s Panel on Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations ...

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Tupelo airport plan looks to expand, improve services

TUPELO – With commercial air service providing reliability and dependability once again, the Tupelo Regional Airport can focus more attention on the long-term viability of the airport. In a meeting Friday at the Community Development Foundation, airport officials and consultant Allen & Hoshall, spoke to some city and business leaders about the airport’s strategic plan. “The purpose of the meeting ...

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Mississippi Airports Association names new board members

At its recent annual conference the Mississippi Airports Association (MAA) elected board members for the 2018-19 term, all of whom have served on the board at previous times. They are Clint Johnson, Executive Director of Cleveland Municipal Airport; Tom Williams, Executive Director of Meridian Regional Airport; Carol Snapp Executive Director of Trent Lott International Airport; Perry Miller, COO of Jackson ...

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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, deputy director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, Deputy Director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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