Contour Airlines to continue service at Tupelo airport

Contour Airlines will continue to provide service to the Tupelo Regional Airport through September of 2020.

Posted: Mar 21, 2018 10:05 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Contour Airlines will continue to provide service to the Tupelo Regional Airport through September of 2020. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation approved the contract with the air carrier and the airport board in a letter dated Tuesday, March 20. 

Contour will be paid just over $10 million during the 31-month contract that went into effect March 1st under the Alternate Essential Air Service Program. 

The program provides government subsidies to help maintain commercial air service in smaller airports like Tupelo. 

Contour will continue to provide flights to Nashville, but the contract will allow the airline and the airport to continue talks on service needs. 

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