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Southern Airways Express expands in Florida

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Southern Airways Express in November is establishing a new base in West Palm Beach. On November 8 the commuter carrier will launch flights from PBI to both Tampa and Key West.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Southern Airways Express): Southern Airways Express Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N807JA (msn 20800075) BWI (Tony Storck). Image: 939174.

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Southern Airways Express to add Chattanooga, Tennessee


Southern Airways Express (Memphis) will start nonstop flights between Chattanooga and Memphis on October 1. Chattanooga- Destin, Florida flights will also start in the spring according to the

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Copyright Photo: FlugKerl2 via Wiki Commons. Cessna 208B Grand Caravan N807JA (msn 20800075).

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Southern Airways Express continues to expand in the South

Southern Airways Express Caravan N807JA (Grd)(SAE)(LR)

Southern Airways Express (Memphis-Olive Branch Airport) is operating scheduled “on-demand” charter flights across the South mainly operating from FBO terminals under FAR Part 135 which means it does not have to use TSA-inspection facilities at standard Part 139 airports. As previously reported, the company started operations on June 6, 2013. It has grown a lot in its first year.

The company continues to expand. According to the commuter airline is adding new service to Madison Airport, north of Jackson, Mississippi.

On June 2 the airline will fly from the private Olive Branch Airport in the Memphis area to the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport on the north side of Atlanta. The company is also planning to add new service from Olive Branch to the Nashville area soon according to the report.

Southwest Airlines is dropping service to Jackson, Mississippi so new opportunities will exist at that airport in the future or Madison.

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Southern Airways Express meets with new capital investors

Southern Airways Express Caravan N807JA (Grd)(SAE)(LR)

Southern Airways Express (Memphis) today announced that it is embarking on its secondary capital raise in order to further expand the carrier’s increasing demand for flights across its five-state footprint.

Credited with helping secure a new tower for the Destin Airport due to its daily passenger service there, Southern has been a welcome amenity to those Memphis and Oxford beach homeowners and vacationers wanting direct and convenient flights.

“Our demographics support what we know people are looking for, and that is direct service without bag fees, security hassles, or parking charges,” said Stan Little, Chairman of Southern Airways Corporation. “However, the airline is not just for vacationing travelers. It also serves many of the metro area’s business men and women trying to get to meetings within the southeast region.”

The airline wants to continue to boost travel to Destin, Gulf Shores, and Panama City but also to serve other markets. With Delta having already cut non-stop destinations out of Memphis from 93 to 29, and with more anticipated cuts coming to Memphis International Airport in the future, Southern is counting on rapid growth and hoping to move quickly to meet demand.

“We need the next round of funding to secure more aircraft, expand our routes, and add the resources we need to do it right,” said Little. To date, funding has come initially from private Mississippi investors, but the next level is being considered by a group of venture capitalists out of New York.

“We’ve enjoyed being a Mid-South airline, and our corporate headquarters will remain here. Obviously, future growth plans will be dictated in large part by the wishes of our investors, and I know that the New York group is interested in our duplicating the Memphis-Destin model in the New York-Hamptons-Cape Cod markets,” Little continued. “Until this year, Memphis was an airline hub in the Southeast region for the better part of half a century. Under our model, it can be once again.”

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Southern Airways Express wants to fly business jets from Memphis to eight southern cities

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Southern Airways Express (Memphis) is a new paper airline proposing to operate business jets from two general aviation airports in the Memphis area to eight cities in the south according to this report by the Memphis Business Journal. One possible destination is Destin, Florida in the Panhandle.

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The founder is businessman Stan Little. Of course the original Southern Airways (Atlanta) was very active serving Memphis for many years.

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