By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Airport officials last week were caught off guard after hearing that Mesaba Airlines’ Tupelo-to-Memphis flight would be switching from the early morning to the late afternoon in April.
But the good news is that it’s temporary.
Even better, Tupelo Regional Airport will be back to three daily flights in June.
Airline spokesman Kent Landers confirmed that the current 7 a.m. flight from Tupelo to Memphis will move to after 5 p.m. on April 5 – but only until May 1.
Landers also confirmed the return of the three-flight schedule on June 10, with morning and afternoon flights to Memphis and a mid-morning flight to Atlanta.
“The changes in April are temporary and will be adjusted to respect the community’s request for additional flights,” he said.
The April change was caused by “aircraft scheduling issues,” he said.
“But we will be offering the three flights,” he said.
Keeping up with the changes
• Until April 4, passengers can fly out of Tupelo to Memphis at 7 a.m. and to Atlanta at 10:30 a.m.
• From April 5 to April 30, the Tupelo-to-Memphis flight will leave at about 5:30 p.m. The Tupelo-Atlanta flight is unchanged.
• On May 1, the Tupelo-to-Memphis flight will return to 7 a.m. The Tupelo-Atlanta flight is unchanged.
• On June 10, there will be two Tupelo-to-Memphis flights – at 7 a.m. and 5:23 p.m. The Atlanta flight is at 10:23 a.m.
More in Wednesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.