Tag Archives: Gainesville Regional Airport

New flight option available in Gainesville starting Aug. 1

Silver Airways expanded its routes over the east coast with the launch of its first ever flight from Atlanta International Airport to Gainesville Regional Airport. The flights are scheduled to begin Aug. 1. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Matthew Holiday, vice president of marketing and sales for Silver Airways,  about the new …

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Improvements in store for Gainesville Regional Airport

Over the years, area business and government leaders have been trying to help make the Gainesville Regional airport more competitve, both from a facilities standpoint, and from the number of flights that operate out of the airport.  Summer is a travel time, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Strasser reports, more …

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New airline joins Gainesville Regional Airport

A new airline has announced its plans to open a maintenance facility for its fleet, and eventually it could start offering flights from Gainesville. Silver Airways Chief executive officer David Querio said the company needed a new facility. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/qUERIo1.mp3]

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Soldier’s escort procession today

The following statement is from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office: Members of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office will escort the body of Private Lamarol Tucker from the Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home today. Private Tucker, of Gainesville, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan …

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Paying respect to fallen soldier Lamarol Tucker

The body of a Gainesville soldier who died in the line of duty last week in Afghanistan was returned to Gainesville earlier today. Hundreds of people lined the street as the procession moved from Gainesville Regional Airport to Chestnut Funeral Home in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexa Padilla was at …

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Gainesville residents react to new airport security measures

New TSA Regulations recently put in place have brought up issues of security vs privacy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett went to Gainesville Regional Airport to talk to travelers visiting Gainesville for the Holidays to see what their Airport experiences were like. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPairportscans.mp3]

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The body of a Levy County soldier returns home

Amidst the chaotic media frenzy at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville over whether Pastor Terry Jones would or wouldn’t go through with burning the Quran on September 11th there was a more somber event unfolding at the Gainesville Regional Airport. Army Specialist Jamie Page came home Thursday from …

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