Uber now available at Gulfport-Biloxi International

November 15, 2017

GULFPORT – The Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority approved an agreement today to allow Uber, a transportation network company, to provide ride-sharing services to airport passengers. Through the company’s mobile app, customers can now request a ride from the airport. Uber drivers will begin picking up airport passengers effective November 16. “Every day Uber is providing […]

New TSA screening procedures for carry-on bags

September 26, 2017

TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures  GULFPORT, Miss. – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (GPT) this week. The new procedures, which were announced earlier this year, require […]

GPT awarded energy efficiency grant

September 21, 2017

GULFPORT — Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport has been awarded a $909,583 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for energy efficiency enhancements. The grant will be used to replace existing terminal lighting with energy-efficient lighting. Street lights at the airport’s main entrance road and portions of lighting on the terminal exterior are being replaced. “We are pleased […]

Allegiant announces nonstop service to Orlando from GPT

June 20, 2017

ALLEGIANT ARRIVES ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST WITH THE ONLY NONSTOP SERVICE TO ORLANDO AND FARES AS LOW AS $29  Click to tweet: .@Allegiant connects @FLYGPT and @SFB_Airport with a fare everyone can afford! @VisitOrlando #GetAway #YourWay  GULFPORT, Miss. June 20, 2017 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the only low-cost, nonstop service connecting Gulfport-Biloxi, […]

Lyft now available at Gulfport-Biloxi International

June 9, 2017

GULFPORT – The Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority approved an agreement today to allow Lyft, a transportation network company, to provide ride-sharing services to airport passengers. Through the company’s mobile app, customers can now request a ride from the airport. In the past, Lyft users could only get a ride to the airport. Lyft drivers will […]

GPT awarded for training excellence

April 6, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport was recognized March 31 by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for excellence in airport training completed in 2016. Airport Operations Supervisors Addison Barbeau and Carson Stroud and Operations Manager Ricky Rushing received awards for completing extensiveoperations training in areas including aircraft rescue and firefighting, security, customer service, Federal […]

GPT recognized for runway touchdown zones replacement project

March 17, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies 2016 Grand Award for a project that required 50,000 square yards of distressed concrete to be replaced on the airport’s main runway. The project was completed by Neel-Schaffer, a multi-disciplined engineering and planning firm with offices throughout the South. […]

GPT recognized for excellence in advertising and marketing

March 10, 2017

GULFPORT — Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport received seven awards at the 2016 Addys March 4 at Café Climb for its new advertising campaign, “That’s How We Fly.” The campaign was conceptualized and created by The Focus Group, a full service advertising agency based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “It’s been exciting for our team to work […]

Seminar on drone safety and regulations held at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

January 20, 2017

GULFPORT – An educational seminar on drone safety and regulations was held Thursday, January 19 at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The seminar featured a panel of four aviation and unmanned aircraft systems professionals including Albert McCray, Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration; Doug Harwell, Air National Guard pilot and owner of Drone Assist, Inc.; […]

Global Entry Enrollment Center opens at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

January 17, 2017

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport held a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 12 to launch the opening of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Global Entry Enrollment Center at the airport. Global Entry allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travelers. Members bypass the traditional CBP inspection lines and use an automated kiosk to complete admission upon […]