- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Two airlines are vying to provide service to Meridian Regional Airport.

The two are seeking to replace Silver Airways, which is ending service to and from Meridian.

The Meridian Star reports (https://bit.ly/1lb3eMa ) ExpressJet Airlines and Aerodynamics filed bids with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Both would fly 50-passenger jets.

ExpressJet Airlines has offered to provide direct air service between airports in Meridian and Hattiesburg-Laurel to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It would offer 12 round trip flights per week.

Aerodynamics proposes air service to and from Atlanta. It would also offer 12 roundtrip flights daily to and from Atlanta with one roundtrip each on Saturday and Sunday.

Meridian Mayor Percy Bland says he hopes an air service provider will be announced within 10 days.

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Information from: The Meridian Star, https://www.meridianstar.com


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