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Tupelo chooses Delta/Mesaba

TUPELO — The City of Tupelo has made its choice of air carrier to serve the Tupelo Regional Airport, and Delta/ Air Line’s subsidiary, Mesaba, is its choice. The AP reports that Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed Jr. is backing a bid by Delta/Mesaba to provide federally subsidized air service in the city. Reed told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he ...

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Airlines face new rules concerning delays

The federal government has adopted a new rule designed to significantly strengthen protections afforded to consumers by, among other things, establishing a hard time limit after which U.S. airlines must allow passengers to deplane from domestic flights. The new rule prohibits U.S. airlines operating domestic flights from permitting an aircraft to remain on the tarmac for more than three hours ...

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Airlines continue to trim payroll

Air carriers have recently seen an increase in traffic and improved operating margins, but they continue to shed jobs. U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent fewer workers in Oct. 2009 than in Oct. 2008, the 16th consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the previous year, the Bureau ...

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Airlines finally make a profit

The network, low-cost and regional airline groups all reported improved operating margins in the third quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter of 2008, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports today in a release of preliminary data. BTS reports that the airline industry collected at least $2 billion through ancillary fees in the third quarter of 2009, up ...

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Air carriers line up for RenTech fuel

ADAMS COUNTY — Rentech Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 13 domestic and international passenger and cargo carriers that is intended to serve as a framework for a future definitive supply agreement for certified jet fuel from Rentech’s proposed synthetic fuels and power facility in Adams County near Natchez. The non-binding MOU signed by Rentech and Air ...

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Air traffic finally takes off

The number of scheduled domestic and international passengers on U.S. airlines in Sept. 2009 increased by 0.8 percent from Sept. 2008, growing by 0.5 million to 54.7 million, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). September was the first month with an increase in passengers from the previous year since March 2008 following 17 consecutive months of decreases. BTS, ...

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Lawmakers urge DOT to not cut flights

TUPELO — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), along with Rep. Travis Childers (D-Miss.), are calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure at least three commercial roundtrip flights a day at Tupelo Regional Airport. The DOT is presently reviewing proposals for service to Tupelo under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, and is expected to ...

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ATK lands largest-ever commercial project

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announced that Airbus SAS and its partners, Aerolia SA, Premium Aerotec GmbH and Spirit AeroSystems Inc., have selected ATK to produce composite structures and tooling for its next-generation A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) aircraft. Total expected revenues for ATK amount to approximately $1 billion. Combined with the previous announcement for A350 XWB composite engine components, ...

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Airlines' performance improves

Flights operated by the nation’s largest airlines arrived on time at a higher rate this past September than in either September of last year or in Aug. 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). According to information filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the 19 carriers reporting on-time performance ...

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Airfares take historic dive

Average domestic airfares in the second quarter of 2009 fell to their lowest April-to-June level since 1998, dropping 13 percent from the second quarter of 2008 in the largest year-to-year decline on record, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports. The 13 percent year-to-year drop exceeded the previous largest decline of 11.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2000 to ...

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