After Delta Air Lines stops flights to Hattiesburg-Laurel, Silver Airways to now operate Atlanta flights
With Delta Air Lines now having stopped operating its flights out of the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport to Atlanta, another low-cost carrier Silver Airways has chipped in to offer its services.
Thomas Heanue, Executive Director of Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport, said that starting from October 1, 2012 flights will now start being operated out of the airport to Atlanta.
This will be for the first time that Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport will see direct flights being operated to Atlanta. Earlier, in the 1990s the airport was served by two carriers.
Heanue said that Fort Lauderdale-based Silver Airways has now taken over the routes connecting through Memphis, which were being currently served by Delta Air Lines.
He said that Silver Airways will be deploying a 34-seat SAAB-340 aircraft on the route. The airline will be operating nonstop flights twice daily between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport. The daily flights will be operated on weekdays. Apart from this, the airline will also operate round-trip flights once each on Saturday and Sunday.