- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Transportation won’t let Silver Airways abandon air service to Greenville until a replacement airline is found.

The Delta Democrat Times reports (https://bit.ly/RplTJB ) the government notified the city of Greenville about its decision Tuesday.

Silver Airways began service at Greenville Mid-Delta Airport in October 2012, following Delta Air Lines’ decision to end flights into and out of Greenville.

Silver Airways on April 9 announced it had informed the Department of Transportation that it would be discontinuing service in Greenville, Hattiesburg, Meridian and Tupelo as well as in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

The airline is receiving a $7 million annual subsidy through the federal Essential Air Service program to serve the five cities.

There was no immediate word on whether orders would be issued for the other five cities.

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

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