Montgomery Regional Airport

Driving or Flying, Ways to Travel Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season has always been one of the busiest times of the year to travel. This year, because of the pandemic, ensuring your safety is critical whether flying or driving. If you are choosing to fly, Montgomery Regional Airport officials encourage travelers to plan ahead, pack accordingly, and wear masks. MGM Executive Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. says lines…

Montgomery Regional Airport Implements New Parking System

The Montgomery Regional Airport will be implementing its new automated parking system on Oct. 1st. The new system is designed to enhance the experience of travelers from the roadway to the runway. It’s set to finish by mid-November, and will allow travelers to begin using their phones to access parking systems and pay for parking, easier taxi and limo service…

Congresswoman Sewell Announces $21 Million Funding for Alabama Airports

Congresswoman Terry Sewell announced today that more than $21 million will go to funding airports in Alabama’s 7th congressional district, this comes as part of the CARES Act which is Congress’third COVID-19 response bill. The CARES Act, allocated $10 billion to airports across the country, with no local match required, to help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis….

Temporary TSA Pre✓® Enrollment Center to Open at Montgomery Regional Airport

Demand by travelers interested in enrolling in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓® (TSA Precheck) program has been so strong that a temporary application center will be hosted at the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) from December 16-20. The TSA Precheck temporary application center will be open next week, Monday through Friday, at MGM in the Rotunda Conference Room on the first…

Delta Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Montgomery

Alabama News Network was on the scene at the Montgomery Regional Airport as a Delta Air Lines flight from Houston to Atlanta had to make an emergency landing earlier this afternoon. Emergency officials tell us a light in the cockpit indicated that there was a fuel leak, which is why the flight was forced to land in Montgomery. The plane…

Montgomery Regional Airport Getting FAA Money to Make Improvements

The Montgomery Regional Airport is making some upgrades, thanks to a big grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The airport was awarded $935,000, mainly to repave and resurface all of the taxiways and runways. It’s the final phase of a 10-year plan to upgrade infrastructure that officials say make the airport safer and more competitive. Airport Executive Director Marshall Taggart…

Local Airports Get FAA Grants for Improvements

  Several local airports are getting grants from the Federal Aviation Administration to make improvements. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) says that overall, 19 Alabama airports will be getting more than $9.7 million. “This $9.7 million in funding awarded by the Department of Transportation will significantly aid in the development of local airports across the state of Alabama,” Shelby said…

Montgomery Airport Among Several Alabama Airports Awarded FAA Grant

The Federal Avation Administration is awarding $495 million in airport infrastructure grants. Airports in Alabama are among the recipients. “This significant investment in airport improvements in Alabama will fund construction and rehabilitation projects that will help maintain high levels of safety in U.S. aviation,” said U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. Grant awards include: South Alabama Regional at…

Via Airlines Ends Service Between Montgomery and Metro Orlando

Florida-based Via Airlines has announced that it will not resume seasonal operations at Montgomery Regional Airport.  Via announced that it will discontinue much of its commercial service across the country and return to the airline’s charter business model. Montgomery began offering Via flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport in May 2018.  Passenger travel increased and demand continues for regional service from…

Montgomery Regional Airport Names New Director

The Montgomery Airport Authority has announced that Marshall Taggart, Jr. will be the new director of the Montgomery Regional Airport, effective May 15. Taggart has nearly two decades of experience in the aviation industry.  He arrives to Montgomery after serving as deputy airport director of DeKalb Peachtree Airport, which is the second busiest airport in Georgia. Taggart has experience as the National Director…