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Delta Airlines switches to jet service at GTRA

GOLDEN TRIANGLE — Delta Airlines is bringing jet service to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport that services the Columbus, Starkville and West Point area. The last flight out of GTRA by a turbo-prop Saab 340 came March 31. GTRA airport executive director Mike Hainsey says Delta’s two 32-passenger twin-engine turboprop flights at the airport will be replaced by one 50-passenger ...

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Vision Airlines adding Gulfport-Biloxi flights

GULFPORT — Low-cost carrier Vision Airlines is expanding flights out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. Airport executive director Bruce Frallic says he doesn’t know the frequency of service but flights will go to Atlanta, Houston (Texas) Hobby airport and St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. Frallic says Vision Airlines has been providing charter service for Beau Rivage since 2009, when AirTran left the market ...

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Southwest-Airtran deal will impact U.S. travel

NEW YORK — Southwest’s decision to buy AirTran will mean more routes and fewer delays and cancellations in small cities but higher fares in the Northeast and perhaps the end of the super-low sale fare. Southwest Airlines, which has built a loyal following with its tongue-in-cheek ads and refusal to charge for checked bags, said today it planned to buy ...

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Boeing pushes back delivery of 787 again

EVERETT, Wash. — Boeing Co. said today it now expects to deliver its first new 787 jetliner in the middle of first quarter 2011, the second such delay in the past two months, due partly to engine delivery problems. In July, the Chicago-based aerospace company said the cumulative impact of a series of issues could push the first delivery “a ...

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Delta reports best profits in a decade

ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines reversed a second-quarter loss with what it says is its largest quarterly profit in a decade thanks to strong passenger revenue. The world’s largest airline said today its net income was $467 million, or 55 cents per share, in the April-June quarter. That compares to a loss of $257 million, or 31 cents a share, ...

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Southwest to offer nonstop service between Big Easy, L.A.

NEW ORLEANS — Southwest Airlines Co. is starting nonstop service between Los Angeles and New Orleans. The airline also is adding another daily nonstop flight between Dallas Love Field and New Orleans. The Los Angeles service begins Nov. 7, while the Dallas service begins Nov. 8. At that time, there will be seven Dallas-to-New Orleans nonstop flights. Southwest says it ...

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Two airlines vying for Port City service

GREENVILLE — Two airlines have applied for a federal subsidy to provide commercial air service to Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville. The applications were filed by Mesaba Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, and Alaska-based Seaport Airlines. Northwest Airlink, operated by Mesaba Airlines, currently serves the airport. The Essential Air Service subsidy helps keep commercial air service in communities ...

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Airlines improve performance ahead of fines

NEW YORK — The government said yesterday that airlines virtually wiped out three-hour tarmac delays in April before huge fines for holding passengers on the runway went into effect. Airlines faced fines up to $27,500 per passenger for tarmac delays of more than three hours as of April 29. Carriers improved their overall on-time performance as well. The 18 airlines ...

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AirTran flies into Delta city

TUNICA — AirTran Airways has launched nonstop service from Tunica Airport in Tunica to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “Atlanta residents will now have convenient access to Tunica and see all it has to offer,” said Matt Klein, director of pricing and distribution planning for AirTran Airways. “We pride ourselves on low costs and quality service, and we are confident that ...

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Rentech fuel passes validation flight

ADAMS COUNTY — Rentech Inc. announced that a successful engineering validation flight was conducted by United Airlines using Rentech’s certified synthetic jet fuel (RenJet). The flight marks the first time a U.S. commercial airline has used synthetic jet fuel in flight and underscores Rentech’s leadership role in a lower carbon future with the use of domestic technology and resources to ...

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