Photo: Courtesy SeaPort Airlines
TUPELO, Miss.–You’ll be able to fly from Tupelo to Memphis or Nashville cheaper than you can drive there if the Tupelo Airport Authority Board’s choice for a new airline is approved by the federal government.
Tuesday the Board chose SeaPort Airlines, based out of Portland, Oregon, as the airline that will replace Silver Airways, as early as November.
And what you’ll pay for a one-way ticket, $60.
The planes seat nine people and will make 30 trips per week from the Tupelo Airport.
Silver Airways forced several of Mississippi’s regional airports to find other carriers when it announced three months ago that the company was pulling out.
Since then Meridian has chosen another airline. Tupelo has now added itself to the list, with service possibly starting as early as November.
Economic development experts consider transportation into and out of a community to be an important factor in getting businesses to locate there.