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Delta bringing new fleet of jets to airport

TUPELO — Delta Airlines has brought a new fleet of planes to provide service from Tupelo to Memphis. The 50-seat regional jets are replacing the Saab twin turbo prop that seated only 35 people. Delta expects the jet to save more money with regional flights like those from Tupelo along with maintenance costs. Delta provides 15 flights per week from ...

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Boardings up while airport seeks new carrier

HATTIESBURG — Boardings for June and July at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport were the highest they have been since before Hurricane Katrina — and ran about 6.5 percent ahead of the volume for the first seven months of 2010. In June, 1,475 passengers flew out of Hattiesburg-Laurel, highest for June since 1994. There were 1,319 departures in July. That was ...

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Delta flights continuing as airport seeks replacement

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport officials say Delta Airlines will continue service to the airport until a replacement carrier is found. On July 15, Delta announced its intentions to discontinue service to 24 smaller, more rural markets, including Hattiesburg-Laurel. Airport executive Thomas Heanue tells The Hattiesburg American that he’s hoping local residents will support Delta as a way of showing ...

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GE Aviation to open second plant in Mississippi

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation will locate a second manufacturing plant in Mississippi at Ellisville where it will produce advanced composite components for aircraft engines and systems. The company is developing plans for the construction of a manufacturing facility of about 300,000 square feet in Howard Technology Park. The project represents an investment of $56 million and will employ 250 workers ...

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Eaton wins service contract from Southwest Airlines

JACKSON — Southwest Airlines Co. has selected Eaton Corporation as one of their component service providers. The companies have entered into a contractual agreement for component repair and overhaul services for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 passenger jets. The three-year service contract applies to aircraft equipped with Eaton-manufactured hydraulic components, including AC motor-driven pumps, engine-driven pumps and hydraulic motors. ...

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Airport could lose Delta flights to Memphis

GREENVILLE — Greenville officials say Delta Air Lines has decided to remove some routes out of Memphis and may discontinue or alter its Greenville-Memphis connection from Greenville Mid Delta Airport. Kim Dowdy, with the Delta Economic Development Center, tells the Delta Democrat Times that the city is holding to stave off any such decision. Dowdy is hoping for a meeting ...

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Jet service returning to Tupelo Regional Airport

TUPELO — Commercial passenger jet service will be coming back to Tupelo Regional Airport in September, a move precipitated by the fact that Delta Air Lines is phasing out its Saab 340 turboprop fleet. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the current 15-flights-per-week schedule isn’t likely to change much, since Delta is being paid a federal subsidy to provide service ...

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Golden Triangle Regional opens extended runway

LOWNDES COUNTY — Golden Triangle Regional Airport is opening a runway extension today that local officials hope will attract larger planes and reduce restrictions on summer travel. Mike Hainsey, GTRA executive director, told the Starkville Daily News the runway extension to 8,000 feet provides extra safety and capacity for aircraft that use GTRA, including Delta Air Lines, business jets and ...

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Vision adds Florida flight at Tunica Municipal

TUNICA — Atlanta-based Vision Airlines has launched nonstop service between Tunica Municipal Airport and Northwest Florida International Airport in Destin-Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. Tunica officials told The Commercial Appeal that they hope the lure of a low-cost vacation travel option will generate increased business at area casinos and tourist attractions from people passing through. “This new partnership will open Tunica ...

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Airport expects to lose Memphis flight from Delta cuts

LOWNDES COUNTY — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects to lose its flight to Memphis in September as Delta Airlines cuts back. Airport director Mike Hainsey tells The Commercial Dispatch that he expects no reduction in passenger boardings. GTRA has logged 11,321 passengers boarding planes this year, compared to 10,404 this time last year. Starting in September, GTRA will have ...

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