3 Arkansas cities share grant to promote air service

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The cities of Jonesboro, El Dorado and Harrison will share a $150,000 federal grant to promote airline service to and from Memphis.

The U.S. Department of Transportation grant announced Tuesday is to help smaller cities improve their air service.

The three cities recently began receiving air service to and from Memphis from Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines. SeaPort also announced it now has approval to add flights from Harrison to Kansas City and on to Salina, Kan.

Jonesboro Municipal Airport Manager Philip Steed says the money can be spent on advertising and promotion to make people more aware of the air services that are available.

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