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Tupelo Regional Airport looks to update runway study

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • A 2016 study of the runway at Tupelo Regional Airport revealed some deficiencies, and to ensure that those deficiencies haven’t gotten worse, airport executive director Cliff Nash has asked the airport board to approve another study to be conducted. The cost of the study – at airport expense – is almost $90,000, and ...

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Jackson airport board sets trip to Paris at public expense

Commissioners of a Mississippi airport and five of the airport’s staff members are planning a 12-day trip in June to attend the International Paris Air Show, at public expense. The Clarion Ledger reports the trip could cost about $50,000 for travel, lodging and other expenses. The trip received unanimous approval from the five Jackson Municipal Airport Authority commissioners at a ...

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Contour to add more seats starting May 1

TUPELO – Passengers flying between Tupelo and Nashville will soon have more company on the planes. Starting May 1, Contour’s twin-engine Jetstream aircraft will be back to their original configuration of 19 seats. Since April of 2016, the planes have only had nine seats. But with nearly 10,000 boardings last year and a clear demand for more seats, Contour proposed ...

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State asks judge to dismiss suit over Jackson airport board

Mississippi officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to maintain the city of Jackson’s control over the state’s largest airport. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law in May to create a nine-member regional board, rather than a five-member city board, for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. Critics say creating a new board is a ...

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Jackson joins suit against airport takeover

Jackson is joining a lawsuit filed in April to fight state attempts to restructure control of the city’s airport. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city and the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Jeffery Stallworth in federal court, in which he claims House Bill 2162 violates his Fifth Amendment as a resident, ...

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Battle over Jackson airport takeover goes to federal court

A former commissioner of the Jackson airport is suing the state over a law that would give suburbs and the state some control over the airport. Jeffrey Stallworth of Jackson filed suit in federal court April 6 against Gov. Phil Bryant, the Mississippi Legislature and the Department of Transportation. Stallworth says in the lawsuit that he owns 100 acres of ...

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Bill heading to governor would expand Jackson airport board

A bill to expand the board of Mississippi’s largest airport is headed to Gov. Phil Bryant. The state Senate voted 31-15 Thursday to pass the final version of Senate Bill 2162. It would replace a five-member board with a nine-member board to oversee Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. » READ MORE MBJ coverage of the airport bill … Jackson Mayor Tony ...

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With land ready for market, Jackson-Evers CEO looks to do deals

By TED CARTER If you’re in the flying business, whether from the air or ground, Carl Newman wants to talk to you. He has lots of land to lease and soon will have roads that can reach it. “We’ll be primarily focused on aeronautical,” said Newman, a veteran airport operations executive who since becoming CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority ...

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Parkway extension sets stage for airport land leasing

By TED CARTER A ceremonial highway groundbreaking that got rained out last week represented the start of a new era for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport’s long-held vision to develop hundreds of acres the airport owns between Lakeland Drive and Old Brandon Road. While the rainout may mean the first turning of dirt for the second phase of the East Metro ...

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