Memphis airport expands incentives for new service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis airport is hoping to draw smaller regional jets by expanding an incentive offering for new air service.

Airport President Scott Brockman told The Commercial Appeal ( ) the change would allow airlines such as Silver Airways, which operates 34-seat turboprops, to seek incentives

The two-year-old incentive program had been limited to qualifying service additions using 50-seat and larger aircraft.

The airport board also added $500,000 to the program fund, restoring it to $1 million after Southwest Airlines claimed $500,000 in incentives to serve five cities from Memphis.