Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:23:01 GMT
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Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill. A spokesperson for Megabus told WSFA 12 News that the bus was headingMore >>
Passengers aboard a Megabus were stuck in Fort Deposit on Wednesday after the bus suffered a mechanical issue and the driver became ill.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:43:00 GMT
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip. Billy Ray Kizziah, 21, of Deatsville, Joe Davis Henderson, 22, of Marbury, and KimberlyMore >>
Autauga County authorities say a meth operation was busted and three people were arrested thanks to an anonymous tip.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:24:41 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:22:15 GMT
By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >>
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Editorial Airport Improvement 8-14-08
For the third month in a row, Montgomery's Regional Airport outperformed the national average in on time arrivals and departures.
That's big. What had been a huge issue with passengers is now a huge plus.
Not coincidentally, 400 more passengers flew into and out of Montgomery this July compared to last July.
The new Civic Center and Renaissance Hotel has certainly contributed to the positive numbers, which year to date, show about 7,000 less passengers than last year, just a 3% drop. In today's climate, that's impressive as many airports are experiencing double digit passenger losses.
In two weeks, the airport will lose Continental as a carrier, about 10% of current passenger traffic.
That creates an opportunity for more air traffic to funnel from here to Memphis.
And with the pending merger of Northwest and Delta creating the world's largest airline, it is not inconceivable in a few years for direct flights to Cincinnati or Detroit to be added here.
In two months, construction will begin on a new customer service center at the airport, which should entice more people to choose to fly from here.
The River Region is poised for greater growth and it is imperative that the airport help fuel it.
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