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The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport celebrated its newest addition in commercial air service Thursday morning with an official ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Silver Airlines to the airport.
“Having commercial air service is a great enhancement to the community and to the local economy,” said Tom Heanue, executive director of the airport.
Silver is a relatively new flight service. It grew out of Gulf Stream International, a company that went bankrupt. Victory Park Capitol, a Chicago based company, purchased the assets from that company and developed Silver Airways as a regional flight service.