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TSA Finding More Loaded Guns at U.S. Airports

Air travel is down sharply during the pandemic, but airport screeners are finding guns at a much higher rate. And about 80% of those guns are loaded. The Transportation Security Administration appealed Monday for travelers to pay attention to the restrictions on traveling with guns. They are allowed in checked bags if unloaded and in a locked case, but they’re…

Cheap Fares Luring Travelers to Fly Despite Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic that’s caused many Americans to avoid airports has others booking spur-of-the moment trips at dirt-cheap ticket prices. The U.S. government has restricted travel from most of Europe as well as Iran and China. But there are no limits on flying within the U.S. or to and from other destinations abroad. Airlines have been slashing prices to cope…

Montgomery Regional Airport has Major Growth in Air Travelers

Officials have gone the extra mile to make Montgomery Regional Airport a viable option for travelers. Now they are seeing the results of their labor as the airport has reported and 11% growth in passenger traffic. An eleven percent increase in passengers equals roughly 34,000 passengers. Last year the airport added two non-stop flight. One to Washington D.C. and one…

Montgomery Regional Offers New Flight Destination to Customers

Montgomery Regional Airport is making it easier for government officials, military members, and families flying to Washington D.C.  Partnering with American Airlines, the airport now offers non-stop flights to  and from the nation’s capitol. The flight will use a 50-seat passenger jet to transport passengers. Airport officials are hoping the new service will make a positive impact for city of…

New Non-Stop Flight Option From Montgomery To Orlando

A brand new flight option has landed in the capitol city.  Thursday, airport and city officials celebrated the addition of a new direct flight from Montgomery to Orlando, Florida. Alabama News Network’s “Destination Fun” crew was among many media passengers to “test fly” the new non-stop flight from Montgomery Regional Airport to Orlando- Sanford International Airport. Thursday, they returned home…

Airlines Bump Fewer Passengers Off Oversold Flights

Airlines are bumping fewer passengers off oversold planes after taking to heart the public anger over a man being violently dragged from his seat earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday that airlines bumped 2,745 passengers between July and September. That’s about one in every 67,000 passengers, and it’s the lowest rate since the department started keeping…

Unsung Heroes of the Skies: Montgomery Air Traffic Controllers Save Lives of Dozens of Passengers on PSA Flight

Montgomery air traffic controllers John Leslie and Lee Watson hailed as heroes for guiding plane to safe landing

1/1IMG_0208 Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery Regional Airport air traffic controllers John Leslie and Lee Watson are unsung heroes in the sky. “We hope this doesn’t happen, but we’re prepared for when it does,” said Leslie. In June, this duo guided PSA Airlines flight 5559 to a safe landing. The flight was bound from New Orleans to Washington National Airport. With 65…

Uber at the Montgomery Regional Airport

It’s official, the Montgomery Regional Airport is now Uber friendly. The agreement was reached Friday after the airport submitted a proposal to Uber back in May. Before the agreement was reached, Uber drivers could drop people off at the airport but couldn’t pick them up. Officials with the airport say this is an important step in improving the experience for passengers….

Vector Aerospace Staying in South Alabama

Covington County’s favorite tenant is staying a little longer. In an announcement held at the Vector Hanger at the South Alabama Regional Airport (SARA), a new contract was celebrated. Vector Aerospace will be staying in Covington County another five years, with the option to remain an extra three. Vector Aerospace has been based at SARA since 2000. When the time…