We have some great news for both Biloxi and Florida residents. On June 1, Continental Airlines will begin nonstop service from Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to Tampa and Jacksonville.
Service will begin by operating three days a week in each market. Flights are supported by Grand Casino Biloxi and IP Casino Resort. Seats, on sale now, also are available to the public. I am sure if more casinos add these flights to their packages they will increase the flight days.
“We are so pleased to once again offer nonstop service into Florida,” said Travis Lott Jr., chairman of Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority. “We appreciate the support of Continental Airlines, Grand Casino Biloxi, and IP Casino Resort in bringing back these highly demanded routes and look forward to growing this service.”
Continental will offer flights on a 50-seat plane on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday into Jacksonville and Monday, Thursday, and Saturday into Tampa. A 50 seat plane is pretty small, I am sure the popular times will fill up quickly, so make sure you book your flights in advance…
Plane will look like the one in this picture: