GTR Airport Opens Terminal Expansion, Announces Passenger Record of over 100,000 Passengers

Courtesy of Golden Triangle Regional Airport

GTR board members and Director Mike Hainsey prepare to cut the ribbon on the airport’s renovated and expanded passenger terminal.

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) cut the ribbon January 31 on a $2.5 million passenger terminal expansion and renovation that will meet the future needs of a rapidly growing area of northeast Mississippi.

Mike Hainsey, the airport’s Executive Director, said the expanded terminal will add space to accommodate the increase in passengers they have seen. He announced that an all-time record was set in 2019, with more than 100,000 passengers using the airport during the year – an increase of more than 13% over 2018.

“In addition to the significant industrial growth in the Golden Triangle, we expanded our marketing to areas such as Tupelo and Oxford, and as far as Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and it is working,” says Hainsey.  “Travelers are seeing the convenience and ease of travel from GTR compared to the larger airports.”

“Our objective is to ensure access to and from the Golden Triangle and West Alabama for travelers throughout the world,” he continues. “With major industries and two large universities, there is significant business travel here. We are in a perfect position to provide a safe, convenient travel experience.”

The GTR Airport has four roundtrip flights daily on Delta Air Lines with access through Atlanta to any location in the world.