Silver Airways’ first day in the Shoals has not flown as smoothly as officials would have hoped.
Because of rain and low visibility, flights were delayed this morning, the airline’s first day to service Northwest Alabama Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals.
The airline is expected to provide 12 weekly flights to Atlanta.
The Florida-based airline is taking over subsidized commuter air service operations from Delta Air Lines.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded Silver Airways a $16,098,538 annual subsidy to provide EAS service in Muscle Shoals, the Mississippi communities of Tupelo, Greenville and Hattiesburg/Laurel, and Lewisburg, W.Va.
A planned ceremonial inaugural flight taking local government and business leaders to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this morning and back to Muscle Shoals this evening was canceled completely, but other flights are expected to take off, just a little later than first scheduled.
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