Monday, February 25, 2019

Airport has new flights

GULFPORT, Miss. - Tickets go on sale this week to fly from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) to two new destinations: Austin, Texas, and Ft. Myers, Fla. The announcement of new flights aboard Sun Country Airlines came at the airport Monday morning. The nonstop flights are as low as $59 one-way and will run Fridays and Mondays from July through December to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). The airport has a $299 million annual economic impact, said Clay Williams, executive director of the airport. Ridership was up 11 percent last year and cargo up 16 percent. (Source: Sun Herald, 02/25/19)