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Southern Airways to host launch party on Tuesday

This article was published October 22, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Southern Airways will host its official launch party and takeoff ceremony for its air service in El Dorado from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field.

The public is invited to attend. RSVPs are required.

In a soft-launch in May, Southern began offering daily flights between Goodwin Field and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, starting with one flight a day and ramping the service up to three daily flights.

Southern is the Essential Air Service provider for El Dorado, Hot Springs and Harrison.

“We are the new hometown airline of El Dorado and are excited about the reliable service that we bring to the residents, businesses and visitors to this community,” said Stan Little, chairman and chief executive officer of the Memphis-based airline.

Southern flies nine-seat turbo-prop planes, one of which is parked overnight at SARA.

Jonathan Estes, manager of SARA, said Southern is proving to be a low-cost, reliable solution that supports the flying needs of the community, including local business and industry, and out-of-towners.

The launch party will feature food, live entertainment and an opportunity to win a trip for two to Florida.

To RSVP or for more information, call (870) 340-2884.

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