- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis airport is hoping to draw smaller regional jets by expanding an incentive offering for new air service.

Airport President Scott Brockman told The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1DHAJxv ) the change would allow airlines such as Silver Airways, which operates 34-seat turboprops, to seek incentives

The two-year-old incentive program had been limited to qualifying service additions using 50-seat and larger aircraft.

The airport board also added $500,000 to the program fund, restoring it to $1 million after Southwest Airlines claimed $500,000 in incentives to serve five cities from Memphis.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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