- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A second commercial operation has been permitted to conduct scenic air tours based out of the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park.

For years the commercial activity was absent from the airport, but Fly Jackson Hole and now New Flight Charters are authorized to do business.

Airport Director Jim Elwood told the airport’s board of directors that he lacks legal authority to prohibit or regulate scenic flights.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/1zSfhY5 ) that aerial tours over almost all of Grand Teton National Park are prohibited. But the flights can take off and land at the Jackson Hole Airport, which is the only commercial airport in a national park.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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