Monday, May 20 2013 12:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:30:40 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses and one death has been reported in Oklahoma. More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
South Korea is analyzing whether projectiles North Korea fired into its eastern waters over the weekend are short-range missiles or a new type of artillery the country may be developing, officials said Monday.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
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 >>