Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Partners with Seasonal Air Service

A new seasonal airline service from Minnesota could bring more visitors to the Gulf Coast. Visitors from Minnesota will land along the Coast just in time for fall this year.

Sun Country Airlines announced a new seasonal service from Minneapolis and St. Paul directly to the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport as part of their seasonal service. Guests will now have the opportunity to escape the cold and travel down to warmer weather through the Gulfport-Biloxi Airport. Clay Williams, Executive Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi Airport, says, "It’s very exciting. Minneapolis is a great city offering for us. It will give us an opportunity to bring visitors from Minnesota to the Mississippi Gulf Coast."

The seasonal service will run August 27th through November 22nd, allowing travelers to escape the cold and enjoy the warmer climate on the Coast. Plus with new aircraft, visitors will arrive in style. With more airlines being added to the airport, that also means more traffic coming into the airport. So the City of Gulfport and the airport are going to work together to build a roundabout at the intersection of Three Rivers Road and Airport Road.

The airport will be adding their signs to the intersection as well. Williams also says, "The people that are coming onto the airport property will know that they’re arriving here at the airport and also those that are departing from here will get a welcome to Gulfport and to the Mississippi Gulf Coast."

The new air service is also good news for the local economy. Gulfport Economic Developer, David Parker, says the area is booming and new flights are sure to help business soar even higher. Parker closes, "If you do the math, it’s several thousand new visitors over a weekend, lodging, hopefully gaming, eating at restaurants, it’s exactly what our economy needs."

The Beau Rivage already partners with Sun Country Airlines to charter passengers from the airport to the hotel. They’re planning ahead to book seats specifically for Minnesota fliers this fall.

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