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Hattiesburg-Regional Airport will try out jet service in June

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is about to offer passengers a different type of aircraft service.

Starting June 9, passengers on two of the four daily flights will fly in a 50 passenger Canadair Regional Jet.

Airport Executive Director Tom Heanue said travelers have been asking for this a long time, and Delta is giving the local airport a four month trial, to see if it increases business. Four flights come through the airport daily, the late night arrival and the early morning departure will use the jet, The other two flights will keep the SAAB 340 aircraft.

"There is a perception that it's a little quieter," said Heanue, "Even though its probably not quieter than the turbo prop. It's a little smaller in cabin space but most people feel more comfortable on a jet."

Heanue hopes that this service will help the airport get a little more business.

"Gas prices are going up and of course our parking is free, so, as those prices go up at our competing airports along with the taxes on your ticket, ours stay about the same. We are hoping all of those factors and having a jet will increase our numbers."

To learn more log onto www.delta.com

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