Delta Air Lines computer now shows Miss. flights
Memphis-based regional carrier Pinnacle Airlines Corp. had served Greenville, Tupelo and Hattiesburg-Laurel from Memphis, but Delta dropped service as part of cuts at the shrinking Tennessee hub. Another Delta affiliate flew between Meridian and Atlanta.
Silver, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., contracted to fly between the cities and Atlanta beginning Oct. 1 in exchange for a subsidy from the federal Essential Air Service program. As part of the deal, the flights were supposed to show up on Delta's website and the larger airline was supposed to award frequent flier miles.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., asked Silver and Delta to speed up the computer link last month.
"I appreciate the work of Delta and Silver to ensure that Mississippi travelers have an efficient, convenient and seamless booking experience this holiday season," Wicker said in a statement Thursday.
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