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Last week, El Dorado’s only commercial air service provider announced some welcome news – the addition of daily direct flights to Memphis, Tennessee, with a one-stop connection to Nashville.

Southern Airways has been serving our area since May 2017, when it began daily flights to Dallas, and the news of expanding connections from El Dorado is something we see as only a positive for our community and fellow residents.

If in the first two years of operating in our area, this company has seen enough use and growth to add new flights to other locations, then the region is only moving forward. And having more direct connections to major transportation hubs should only help to encourage more visitors to our area who can see El Dorado and Union County, and all we have to offer.

While so many other communities across the country struggle to attract businesses and revitalize downtown areas, El Dorado is moving in the right direction. We’ve watched as businesses have chosen to invest here in the last few years, including several new hotels and the continued growth of the Murphy Arts District. Just imagine what more direct connections to El Dorado could mean for future MusicFests and other events as we seek to increase our attractions for those not only across the region, but across the country.

We are excited for what the future has in store for our area. And we hope you are too.

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