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Five airlines submit bids for Tupelo Regional Airport

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Air service has seen a remarkable turnaround in Tupelo the past four years under Nashville-based Contour Airlines, reaching passenger boardings unseen in a decade. “It’s good to see so many interested in service in Tupelo,” said airport Executive Director Cliff Nash. The current contract expires Sept. 30, and four other airlines are proposing to ...

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Passenger traffic down 90 percent, Jackson airport announces layoffs

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Board and Executive leadership recently conducted an internal business assessment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Like most airports worldwide, daily flight schedules and passenger traffic at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) have been dramatically impacted. Daily flights to and from JAN are down an estimated 70% versus prior year. Passenger traffic has reduced by ...

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Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport announces new director of finance

Kim Banisch has joined the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport as Director of Finance. Banisch is responsible for directing and managing all airport financial and administrative activities. Banisch holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. She previously served as a Certified Public Accountant for Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC in Gulfport, ...

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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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