TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- By next month, airport officials should know who will take over air service at the Tupelo Regional Airport.
Two companies have submitted bids so far.
Airport executive director Josh Abramson tells WTVA.com Seaport Airlines presented a bid that would allow 25 weekly flights to Memphis and 18 weekly flights to Nashville.
Another company, Air Choice One, offered a plan that will provide 52 weekly flights to Memphis only.
Abramson said both carriers would use smaller passenger aircraft -- able to seat nine -- but he said it would be difficult to convince local fliers that the smaller planes are safe.
Abramson said a decision will be reached sometime after Nov. 7.