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Hattiesburg Airport Replaces Silver Airways with American Eagle

HATTIESBURG, Miss.- A new airline is coming to the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. American Eagle will be pulling in and flying off come this November.

Airport Executive Director Thomas Heanue told The Hattiesburg American on Tuesday that American Eagle will offer two daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth.

American Eagle was selected among three bids to replace Silver Airways, which currently connects passengers to Atlanta.

Silver Airways notified the Department of Transportation in April that it intended to pull out of four Mississippi markets, including Hattiesburg-Laurel, Meridian, Tupelo and Greenville.

Heanue said the U.S. Department of Transportation last week signed off on American Eagle as well as an Essential Air Service annual subsidy of about $7 million from Hattiesburg-Laurel and Meridian.


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