the republic logo

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EST


MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama — A new airline is beginning commercial air service from Alabama's Shoals region.

The TimesDaily reports ( that SeaPort Airlines on Monday plans to begin daily commuter flights from Northwest Alabama Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals to Nashville International Airport.

Claire James, a spokeswoman for the Portland, Oregon-based airline, said a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion is planned for 11 a.m. Monday.

Officials say SeaPort will use a nine-seat Cessna Caravan aircraft, whereas past airlines at the airport primarily relied on 34-seat Saab Turboprop planes. Delta Air Lines briefly utilized a 50-seat regional jet before ceasing operations in the Shoals in 2012.

Previous airlines flew to either the Memphis International Airport or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.