Delta ordered to continue service in routine move

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Delta Air Lines, which provides air service from Tupelo Regional Airport, was ordered by the U.S. Department of Transportation to continue doing so through at least June 14.
Delta provides two daily frights from Tupelo through its subsidiary, Mesaba Airlines.
Mesaba said in July that it could no longer provide air service in eight cities, including Tupelo, unless it received a federal subsidy through the DOT’s Essential Air Service program.
While the DOT reviews bids by airlines, it routinely orders 30-day extensions for the existing carriers to continue flying. For Tupelo, it’s the sixth extension since December.
In March, Delta said it would resume three daily flights from Tupelo starting June 10.