MGM Sets the Stage for a Busy Holiday Travel Season
Passengers Are Encouraged to Prepare Now for Safe Travel
(Montgomery, Ala.) – Travelers are preparing to return to the skies amid the first busy holiday season since the start of the global pandemic. Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) encourages travelers to plan early and offers the following tips for safe travel, as airport activity is expected to rise during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Follow Safety Precautions when Planning Travel
Individuals who are sick or feeling unwell, should not travel. When flying during the holiday season, keep a watchful eye for travel updates and advisories provided by airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA offers planning resources for “Flying Healthy”. Guidance is available online at https://www.transportation.gov/flyhealthy
Arrive At Least Two Hours Early
Passengers should arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to departure time to check-in and clear security checkpoints. Use any extra time to enjoy festive food and drinks on the holiday menu at the Runway 28 restaurant or shop for unique items and gifts while waiting.
Use Safe and Convenient On-Site Parking
Parking at MGM is convenient and affordable. MGM now offers contactless payment options and automated cashier lanes for a safe, fast exit. Short and long-term parking options are available.
Wear Face Coverings at All Times
For the safety of all passengers, visitors and staff, please wear a mask or face covering at all times. Passengers are strongly encouraged to wear masks while outside utilizing parking lots, ride share and the departure/arrivals area. Face coverings are required when entering the airport. The MGM Team is happy to provide a mask to assist travelers with lost or forgotten masks. Airlines also require the use of masks aboard aircraft.
Prepare for Security Checkpoints
To support safe travel, TSA will permit each passenger to carry one container of liquid hand sanitizer, up to 12 ounces. All other liquids, gels and aerosols are limited to 3.4 ounces, and should be contained in a single quart-size bag. Anti-bacterial and sanitizing wipes may also be taken aboard aircraft.
Travelers can expedite the security process using the TSA PreCheck program at the MGM checkpoint.
Stay Clean and Stay Safe with Social Distancing
Passengers should wash hands or use sanitizer often. The airport frequently cleans and sanitizes passenger and visitor areas. Social distancing should be practiced throughout the airport, including exterior passenger loading and ride share zones. MGM remains clean, safe and ready to fly.
Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); and Dallas, Texas (DFW). MGM serves the region with 4 daily flights by American and 4 daily flights by Delta. For more information on the airport, visit flymgm.com.