Posted July 6, 2004 at 10:46 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO --- Last week the U.S. Department if Transportation reversed its initial plans to stop government funding to Mesa airlines at the Jonesboro Municipal airport. Now that the airline and city have gotten over that hurdle they must to find a way to keep to keep the federal money.
The Department of Transportation gives Mesa money to help subsidize it's business in Jonesboro. The agency upgrades its guidelines every year. If the agency changes those guidelines to reflect a change in minimum boarding numbers the airline could lose some of it's funding.