Thursday, October 31, 2013

Airline having good launch

DESTIN, Fla. -- Southern Airways Express' flights to the Destin Airport the past five months have been popular enough that the Memphis-based startup will make Destin a cornerstone of its service next year. The airline started offering direct flights between Destin and Memphis, Tenn., Oxford, Miss., Birmingham, Ala., and New Orleans in May. It also serves Panama City. Keith Sisson, chief operating officer for Southern Airways Express, said the flights to and from Destin have been its most popular and have outpaced the forecast. Southern Airways uses nine-seat turboprop Cessna Caravans with luxury executive-style seating for all its flights. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 10/31/13)