- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Commercial air service in Tupelo, Mississippi, will resume in March.

The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Corporate Flight Management to provide service in Tupelo with 30 nonstop round trips per week to Nashville International Airport.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1NCoCaG ) Tupelo has been without an air carrier since Oct. 27, when SeaPort Airlines prematurely ended its service following nearly year-long complaints about its poor service.

The Tupelo Airport Authority unanimously selected Smyrna, Tennessee-based CFM to provide air taxi service using nine-passenger Jetstream planes.

CFM will be paid through the federal Essential Air Service program, which said it will pay the airline about $4.3 million a year, starting Feb. 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2018.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com

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