Archive | Tupelo Regional Airport

MDOT study: State airports generate $2.5B in economic activity

Mississippi’s airports generate more than $2.5 billion in economic impact, according to  the Mississippi Department of Transportation.  More in its news release: According to a recent study by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the state’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity, provide vital connectivity links enabling businesses to function […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, State, Transportation, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

UAM expanding sales office in Verona

 Universal Asset Management, the aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales company, is expanding its sales office to its global distribution facility in Verona, the company announced. UAM, which disassembles planes at its facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport, has a 400,000-square-foot distribution center in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona. […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments

Air Choice One makes $49 pitch for Tupelo air service

Air Choice One, which is based outside of St. Louis, made its presentation to airport officials today. Company CEO Shane Storz said affordability and reliability are critical, as is the hub. That being said, Storz said one-way tickets from Tupelo to Memphis would start at $49 and lower for probably the first six months of […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport2 Comments

Four airlines submit bids for air service to Tupelo

Four airlines have submitted offers to the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide subsidized air service to Tupelo.  Silver Airways, which is ending its two-year run, has been ordered to provide service at least until Aug. 7 or until a substitute service is found. The airlines submitting bids are: Aerodynamics Inc., Air Choice One, SeaPort Airlines […]

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Deadline for air service bids for Tupelo extended to June 2

The deadline for airlines interested in providing air service to Tupelo and other cities currently being served by Silver Airways has been extended two weeks.  The original deadline for bids was today,  but the U.S. Department of Transportation extended the deadline to June 2. The department gave no reason for the extension. Last month, the U.S. Department […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, National, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment

Appeals court rejects Anderson’s appeal of lawsuit dismissal

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has turned down the appeal of former Tupelo Regional Airport Executive Director Terry Anderson, whose age discrimination lawsuit was dismissed last fall.  Anderson, who was 64 when he was fired by the Tupelo Regional Airport Authority in December 2009, sued the board in early 2011, […]

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UAM to match monetary donations for tornado relief

Universal Asset Management, the aircraft disassembly and recycling company at the Tupelo Regional Airport, will have it’s monthly public tour as scheduled on Saturday. Every month, UAM opens its facilities to the public for a few hours to show them what they do and to introduce them to the aviation industry. There’s also free food and […]

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Posted in Disaster relief/recovery, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments

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