Year-End Passenger Traffic Up More Than 11%

Passenger Numbers Increase as Montgomery Regional Airport Flies High

Year-End Passenger Traffic Up More Than 11%

(Montgomery, Alabama) – The Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) has announced that 338,920 passengers traveled through the airport in 2018, an 11.3% increase from traffic during the previous year.

The rise in passenger count, more than 34,000 travelers, marks important progress in ongoing efforts to continue airport growth, specifically the attraction of new customers and the addition of services.  “We’ve been hard at work to ensure MGM is the airport of choice in this region,” said Montgomery Airport Authority Chair Tammy Knight Fleming. “Efforts will continue to accelerate this growth and identify new opportunities to enhance the convenience of flying from our hometown hub.  We want to thank the local community and passengers in the River Region for their support.”

MGM’s passenger growth has been supported by a number of enhancements:

  • Increased air service, adding affordable flights to new destinations, Washington D.C. – Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Orlando, Florida – Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB);
  • Expanded existing air service with American Airlines’ addition of a third daily flight to Dallas, Texas – Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW);
  • Improved passenger experience through facility investments, including a new exterior entrance to general aviation and an updated interior, featuring new charging stations; faster, free wi-fi, kids play areas and wayfinding signage;
  • Added passenger amenities to increase airport accessibility with convenient wheelchair and skycap services; and,
  • Opened Runway 28, a new restaurant and bar, serving passengers and the local community and new retail operations, including a convenient coffee shop with books, magazines, gifts and travel essentials.

“It’s an exciting time at MGM.  This news reminds us that both our airport and our region are growing.  More people are choosing MGM, and more travelers are also choosing the Montgomery area as a destination,” said Bob Hendrix, Airport Director.  “We are relentlessly pursuing a culture of excellence in customer service, and each day, we’re working with our airline partners and vendors to improve the passenger experience.  There’s much more in store in 2019.”

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Winter Weather Advisory

Due to Winter Storm Jayden, travel to and from Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) may be impacted. Passengers are encouraged to frequently check on the status of their flights, before heading to the airport.

MGM will update this page with information received from the airlines. However, airlines should be contacted directly for the latest information.


Delta Airlines has issued the following advisory on Atlanta Winter Weather:

Winter weather in the Atlanta area may impact travel to/from/through the destination(s) listed below. Check flight status frequently for up-to-the-minute information about your flight plans, or get updates sent directly to your mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.  To provide you with flexibility for your travel plans, we’re offering you the following options to choose what best fits your travel needs. In the event your selected flight is canceled by Delta, we will contact you with additional information.

  1. Remain on your flight. We recommend you continue to monitor your flight status for the most up-to-date information using My Trips on delta.com or on the Fly Delta app.
  2. Change to a different flight. If you select this option, you may make a one-time change and we will waive any applicable change fee.*  To change your flight, visit My Trips on delta.com and click on “Modify Flight”.
  3. You may choose to cancel your trip, and use the value towards a future flight. 

Position Announcement: Airport Director

The Montgomery Regional Airport Authority is seeking a highly qualified and credentialed individual to lead the Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Montgomery, Alabama.

MGM has experienced impressive, strategic growth in recent years and is poised for exponential growth in the near future. The position is a key component of the results-oriented partnership the Airport Authority enjoys with our elected officials, chambers of commerce, senior military leaders and members of the surrounding community. The next Airport Director will build upon existing success to strengthen operations; expand planning and development; and ensure excellence in service delivery for passengers, visitors and tenants. Montgomery Regional Airport’s future has never looked brighter — come join the team!

To apply, submit a resume in .pdf format by email to: resumes@flymgm.com. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Statement on Passing of Board Member Gregory Calhoun

Released: October 11, 2018

 

Chairwoman Tammy Fleming’s Statement on the Passing of Gregory Calhoun
Made on Behalf of the Montgomery Airport Authority

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (October 11, 2018) – “The members of the Montgomery Airport Authority are deeply saddened by the loss of fellow board member, Gregory Calhoun. His long-standing service and commitment to the Montgomery Regional Airport have been instrumental in the airport’s development and growth. Mr. Calhoun was not only a tremendous asset to our Board, he was a treasured business leader in this community. He will be missed.”

 

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Hurricane Michael Advisory

Because of Hurricane Michael, airlines are likely to cancel many flights in the direct path of the storm and the surrounding areas. Flights that are not canceled may be delayed. Once Hurricane Michael makes ground fall, airports may be listed as “open” but flooding on local roadways may limit access to airports for passengers, as well as the employees who work for the airlines or at the airport. As a result, every aspect of your trip to the airport, including parking, checking in, getting through security and boarding may take longer than usual.

As always, check with airlines about the status of your flight before you leave for the airport.  Major carriers provide flight status updates on their website:

Please continue to check the status of your flight with your airline, not the Airport. You can also check the status of some major airports in the storm path by visiting Fly.FAA.gov, which is updated regularly. You can also check current travel advisories provided by most U.S. airlines.

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Meetings & Events

Airport Authority Board Meetings:

Tuesday, April 9th, at 4:00 p.m. in the second floor board meeting room.

The agenda can be downloaded here.

Committee Meetings: in the second floor board meeting room

Marketing Committee
Friday, April 5th, at 12:00 p.m. noon