Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:11:17 GMT
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the...More >>
Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:03:37 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:36 GMT
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
The new airline merger shouldn't hurt Montgomery air traffic anytime soon.
"For at least the next couple years we're probably going to see things remain status quo," says Montgomery Regional Airport Director Phil Perry.
But status quo is hardly what airport Perry wants when it comes to foot traffic.
"We always hoped we would see more traffic."
Perry says the number of flights in and out typically dictates the number of people who use the airport.
If the merger forces either company to pull out of Montgomery, it could reduce the amount of passengers there.
Roughly 400,000 people use Montgomery regional per year.
The number hasn't changed much since 2007 when the airport underwent a $40 million dollar renovation.
"We didn't really expect renovation to necessarily draw more people out," adds Perry.
It didn't draw air carriers either.
Instead, Perry says its purpose was to up the image of what could be visitors' first glimpse of Montgomery.
"Bigger, brighter, more modern," says Perry.
The renovation did more than just give the airport a pretty face. It actually contributed to the overall image of Montgomery. Leaders believe it played a role in landing one of the area's largest employers--Hyundai Motor Manufacturing.
"Frankly that's the secret to international and domestic recruiting, particularly your corporate headquarters," says Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange.
But there's always a need to increase the airport's popularity.
"Get and retain airlines, but how we can get passengers?" adds Strange.
Wednesday, February 13 2013 4:01 PM EST2013-02-13 21:01:01 GMT
(RNN) - Over the past 10 years, the airline industry has undergone a renaissance. In the wake of 9/11, airlines have had to reinvent the way they operate. And in order to optimize their profits, they'veMore >>
The airline industry evolved since 9/11 to protect itself against a harsh economic climate. However, some of the changes come at a great cost to consumers.More >>
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