SeaPort Airlines (Portland, OR) will replace Silver Airways at Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Northwest Alabama Regional Airport has accepted a bid from SeaPort Airlines to fly from the airport according to WAAY TV.
Silver Airways announced in April it was leaving the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport. SeaPort will offer four flights a day to Nashville.
In other news, SeaPort has also made a bid to serve to Tupelo, MS, another airport being abandoned by Silver Airways. The airline has been recommended to replace Silver.
Previously SeaPort Airlines began service on June 16, 2014 from Great Bend, Kansas (Great Bend Municipal Airport) to Wichita (Wichita Mid-Continent Airport) and Kansas City (Kansas City International Airport). The carrier was recently awarded the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to provide service at Great Bend by the United States Department of Transportation, replacing Great Lakes Aviation.
However SeaPort is expected to drop EAS service to Athens, GA, Jackson, TN, and El Centro, CA after an audit by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) under the new EAS rules set by Congress.
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The expanding and now spread-out route map of SeaPort Airlines:
ANA’s (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) last Boeing, the pictured 747-481 (D) JA8961 (msn 25644), as planned, arrived at Tupelo, Mississippi to be parted out on Thursday (April 17). The Jumbo was met by the traditional water gun salute at Tupelo Regional Airport and thousands of onlookers around the airport.
10 previous ANA aircraft has been dismantled at Tupelo.
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Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-481 JA8961 (msn 25644) taxies at Tokyo (Haneda) before it departed for Mississippi.
ANA (All Nippon Airways) (Tokyo) as planned and previously reported, plans to operate its last revenue flight (NH 126) with the Boeing 747-400 on March 31 between Naha, Okinawa and Tokyo (Haneda) according to ZipanguFlyer. The last revenue flight is scheduled to be operated with the pictured Boeing 747-481 (D) JA8961 (msn 25644). The last ANA Boeing 747-400s are the high-density domestic version of the Boeing 747-400 that seat 565 passengers and were developed specifically for the Japanese market.
In the meantime, according to ZipanguFlyer, JA8961 is operating a series of “Final 747” visits in Japan. On March 16 JA8961 operated flight NH 2001, named the “Sayonara Flight Charter’ from Tokyo (Narita) to Kumamoto. The Boeing Jumbo is expected to visit Fukuoka and Sapporo for the last time on March 30.
According to The Japan Times, ANA Sales Company is offering a tour to Tupelo Regional Airport in Mississippi to witness the end of JA8961. According to the report, the five-day tour will depart Japan on April 16 and the travelers will travel on a different aircraft to reach the airport in time to greet the arrival of ANA’s last Boeing 747.
Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 747-481 JA8951 (msn 25644) taxies at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) in Tokyo. JA8961 was delivered new to ANA on May 13, 1993.