Friday, May 28, 2010

Growing airport gets rescue facility

MOSS POINT, Miss. - Moss Point and Jackson County officials cut the grand-opening ribbon at the new Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Facility at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point on Thursday. The 3,910-square-foot-facility cost $609,000. The opening marks the growth of the airport. Six years ago the air traffic control tower was built and flights increased 50 percent, said Carol Snapp, the airport director. She said once the rescue facility is manned, flights will increase again. (Source: Mississippi Press, 05/28/10)