Air service flying out of Tupelo airport gets name

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – The company that will be providing air service between Tupelo and Nashville has picked a name and plans to reveal more details of that service later this month.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Corporate Flight Management will be flying its nine-passenger, twin-engine Jetstream planes via its new brand, Contour Airlines, a move that received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

CFM has hired six employees for Contour in Tupelo. Matt Chaifetz, the company’s CEO, said the start of air service will be announced March 22.

The company will be paid for the Tupelo-Nashville service through the federal Essential Air Service program, which will pay the airline nearly $4.3 million a year for two years.