Southern Airways to offer Nashville, Memphis, Jackson service

Southern Airways has reported it plans to offer non-stop flights from Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport to Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee and Destin, Florida, the company said.

The company said the nine-passenger flight will six days a week. Passengers can skip TSA screening lines because an FAA exemption allows the airline to bring passengers through the private executive terminal, and handle security screening differently on the front end.

Southern Airways was a regional airline from their founding by Frank Hulse in 1949 until 1979 when they merged with North Central Airlines to become Republic Airlines, which on October 1, 1986, then became part of Northwest Airlines, which, in turn, was merged into Delta Air Lines in 2008. Southern maintains corporate headquarters in Birmingham with operations headquartered at William B. Hartsfield Airport, near Atlanta.