New airline coming to Gulf Shores

A common question I get when guests are booking reservations is what is the closest airport the beach?  Now I have a new answer!

As reported By Fox 10News

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WALA) – A new airline is coming to Southern Baldwin County. Memphis-based Southern Airways Express is expected to start flying out of Jack Edwards Airport in Gulf Shores in late May.

The airline will feature daily non-stop Gulf Shores service to and from Memphis, Tenn., New Orleans, La. and Birmingham, Ala. Southern is also offering service to cities like Tampa and Panama City in Florida.

Southern is banking on vacationers who rather take short plane ride rather than a long road trip for that next getaway but that’s not all.

Chairman and CEO Stan Little said, “Not only do we expect to bring vacationers to the Alabama beaches, but we also hope to provide local residents and business people in Baldwin and Mobile Counties with a quick and affordable alternative to connecting through Atlanta.”

Southern is touting a number of perks including no baggage fees, no parking fees and no TSA security hassles. Passengers will be able to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.

Southern says complimentary iPads with preloaded movies will be available to passengers during the flight.

Fares on all flights systems-wide will range from $129 to $249. Southern is not yet offering tickets for sale, but the company expect its website, , to be live and online by May 24.

We can’t wait to try out our NEW airline choice for the Gulf Shores area!

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