Silver Airways began commercial air service nearly a year ago, but it’s been anything but a smooth flight.
“From our perspective, there was not a really good takeoff, so to speak, last year,” said Greenville Mayor John Cox.
The initial flight was severely delayed because of weather, then problems with the airline’s website and reservation system cropped up. Delayed and canceled flights also plagued the airline during the first few months of service.
But the mayors and airport directors of Greenville and Tupelo – both of which are getting the federally subsidized air service – say the airline has improved dramatically, and are encouraging the public to fly Silver as much as it can.
Cox brought Greenville Mid-Delta Airport Director Draylan Gant and other city leaders to meet their Tupelo counterparts on Thursday to promote Silver, as well as develop their regional partnership.
Silver provides 18 weekly flights from Tupelo to Atlanta, with the flights originating and ending in Greenville.
“Our cities depend on each other for success,” Cox said, “so we want to work together and build our relationship.”
READ more in Friday’s Daily Journal.