Courtesy of Greenville Mid-Delta Airport

The Greenville Mid-Delta Airport announced the arrival of Contour Airlines in October of 2021, replacing Boutique Air, which had served the airport since 2016. Since the arrival of Contour Airlines, the airport has experienced over 90 percent increase in passenger enplanements. Enplanements totaled 2,785 passengers from October 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, with the highest monthly number being 811 passengers in November 2021. The highest monthly total with the previous operator in 2021 was 444 passengers. The enplanement numbers for February 2022 were not yet available as of the writing of this article.

“Contour Airlines promised the City of Greenville that they would bring on-time service and increased passenger enplanements immediately, and they have delivered on that promise thus far,” notes Airport Director Sam Washington. “The flights have consistently been on time with few controllable delays/cancellations in the first five months of operation. Passenger feedback has been positive, and we are looking forward to continued passenger growth with Contour Airlines over the next three years.”

Contour Airlines is an FAR Part 135 on-demand charter operator flying under the Alternate Essential Air Service program with a fleet of ERJ-135, 30-seat jet aircraft with two pilots and flight attendant service on each flight.