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Hattiesburg-Laurel airport to seek new carrier

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - In the wake of the announcement by Delta Airlines on July 15 they would discontinue air service out of 24 rural markets, the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport being one, airport officials said they have been diligently seeking answers and options.

Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport receives a subsidy from the U.S. Department of Transportation of $1.3 million per year. Officials said Thursday the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport has been serviced by a subsidized carrier since 1979, and the DOT will hold Delta in the market for 90 days at a subsidized rate. During this 90-day period the DOT will advertise for carriers wishing to serve the Pine Belt.

Delta will continue to the airport until a suitable replacement carrier is found and accepted by the community.

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