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Jackson-Evers International Airport Poised for Expansion

A possible FEMA staging area and the chance of a direct cargo flight to China are two very bright chances for Jackson's airport to grow. Continental Airlines will be adding a direct flight to Newark next month with a 50 passenger aircraft. While this is not a large plane, the presence of direct service to the New York area is essential for the growth of the airport. Senators Cochran and Lott are hard at work to land a FEMA staging area at the airport, a possible $30m expansion which would also bring more business to the area. Overall, the passenger figures are down from last year, but the influx of Katrina related traffic accounts for this.

The Clarion-Ledger

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