Gulfport-Biloxi Receives Grant from Dept. of Transportation

The Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for community air service development.

The $350,000 grant will be used to provide a revenue guarantee and marketing support, targeting seasonal service from Sun Country Airlines. The small community air service program provides an opportunity for communities to develop solutions to air service issues affecting their market. The Airport Authority seeks to expand regularly scheduled service offered by Sun Country out of the airport.

Clay Williams, Executive Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, says, “As many know, Sun Country is the charter operator for Beau Rivage here at Gulfport-Biloxi. We’re looking to try to expand service with Sun Country Airlines here out of the airport. I’ve had some initial discussions with them and this grant will go a long way with helping to see that service to fruition.”

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was one of 16 airports chosen from the 52 applications the Department of Transportation received.

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