Iris Barnes contributed to this story.
MADISON, Miss.–The Madison airport is joining Oxford with direct flights to Destin, Fla. and the Emerald Coast, beginning May 29. Southern Airways made the announcement with a press event Wednesday.
The company says there are some major advantages to booking your direct flight with them. One is that there are no “TSA hassles”, because they depart from smaller, neighborhood airports. There’s also free parking and no baggage fees.
“Our service is not only less expensive than that of legacy carriers, but our passengers receive the ‘private plane experience’ normally enjoyed by corporate executives and jet owners,” said Souther Chairman and CEO Stan Little.
He said the Madison airport offers easy access to anyone in the Jackson Metro, while the airport in Oxford offers access to north Mississippians.
“Destin is a prime destination for residents of Jackson and Central Mississippi, and Souther is pleased to be able to offer affordable, luxury air transportation between these two great cities.”
Southern was founded and is operated by Mississippians, and Little said it’s the only carrier that can say that.
You can get tickets by visiting iFlySouthern.com, or by calling 1-800-329-0485. Tickets start at $148.