Gulfport airport announces new direct flights to Texas, Florida

Some flights to the East Coast out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have been canceled...
Some flights to the East Coast out of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport have been canceled due to the Hurricane Florence.(Photo source: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport)
Updated: Feb. 25, 2019 at 11:19 AM CST
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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Beginning this summer, travelers will be able to fly directly to Austin, Texas and Ft. Myers, Florida from the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.

Airport officials made the announcement Monday morning to a room full of officials, dignitaries, and media.

The flights will be offered through Sun Country Airlines, which currently offers seasonal flights from Gulfport to Minneapolis and St. Paul.

“I also want to thank Sun Country Airlines for your investment,” said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. “It’s good for us from a tourism standpoint. It’s good for us from an economic standpoint.”

The flights will begin July 19, 2019, with fares starting as low as $59. For more information on ticket pricing, go to Sun Country Airlines website.

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