US Dept. of Transportation: Greenville Mid-Delta Airport eligible for subsidized air service



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GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The U.S. Department of Transportation has ruled Greenville Mid-Delta Airport is eligible for federally subsidized passenger air service.

That clears the way for another airline to provide passenger service to the airport.

The agency initially denied the subsidy because Greenville's former air service provider failed to meet a required daily minimum of 10 passengers. The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1rncPEu ) the agency reversed its decision Friday.

In April, Florida-based Silver Airways announced it intended to cease service to and from Greenville Mid-Delta.

The Greenville City Council wants Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines to be the new carrier. SeaPort would provide service between Greenville and Memphis.

If SeaPort is approved, it will receive an annual federal subsidy of $1.5 million under the Essential Air Service program.


Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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