Covering Covington County: South Alabama Regional Airport Gets a Major Monetary Boost

Montogmery, AL (WSFA) -- Today, Senator Richard Shelby announced the South Alabama Regional Airport in Andalusia will receive just over $4-million dollars in funding from the Department of Transportation.  The money will fund a 1,000 foot extension of the runway. Officials say work should begin in 90 days and should be completed in 18 to 24 months, the new runway will allow the airport to accommodate larger aircraft, such as C130's, and even 737's.