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Greenville City Council Members Raise Concern About Commercial Airline Service

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GREENVILLE, Miss.–The Greenville Mid-Delta Regional Airport’s only commercial airline service is contracted to stay at the airport until September 2025. But, mechanical issues and weather that caused cancellations are raising concerns with the Greenville City Council.

At the last council meeting Mayor Errick Simmons mentioned that he had a meeting scheduled with the head of Contour’s Greenville office. At Tuesday’s meeting, Simmons said that hour-long meeting had happened.
“What we vowed to do is make sure we have that two-way line of communication so when things like that happen we are aware of it immediately, so we can put that information out there,” said Simmons, who said the mechanical issues, like the icy weather, were beyond the control of local Contour staff.
Still one councilman stated that his son was told, when his flight was cancelled, that the plane was still coming.
“I let them know that the council did make mention of that (reliability issues), and that residential and business customers were displeased with the lack of reliability in those flight cancellation,” he said.
The city also accepted back rent payment from Contour, who were three months behind on their facility fees.