Montgomery Regional Airport Finds the Way to More Upgrades In 2020


Montgomery Regional Airport Finds the Way to More Upgrades In 2020
New Signage Added for Rental Car Customers

(Montgomery, Ala.) – Just in time for Thanksgiving, rental car customers at the Montgomery
Regional Airport will have an easier time finding and returning cars. This week, work will be
completed to enhance MGM’s exterior rental car area with wayfinding signage.

Members of the Airport Authority approved $85,000 in spending to add new branding of the
rental car area, which includes adding rental car banners, post-mounted signage, and internally
solar-powered illuminated marker signs directing customers to clearly designated spaces.

The Executive Airport Director, Marshall J. Taggart, Jr. said, “We are always listening to feedback
from business and leisure travelers. Rental cars were sometimes difficult to locate at the airport,
particularly at night. The addition of brighter, more dynamic signs enhances customer safety and
increases the ease of locating and returning vehicles. This is another initiative to improve the
customer experience.”

The new, illuminated markers are solar powered—a strategic decision made in support of the
airport’s goals to enhance sustainability efforts and to infuse innovation and technology while
maintaining efficiency.

Taggart added, “We’re also pleased to announce that rental car customers are not the only airport
travelers with something to be thankful for at MGM. Through December 26, 2020, Delta Airlines
has added two additional flights to accommodate the holiday travel volume. Delta now has five
daily departures and arrivals. This speaks to the productive relationship forged with Delta and
most importantly, to MGM’s viability as a high-yield airport because of residents of Montgomery
and the River Region.”

Data show the Montgomery Regional Airport has decreased its leakage to larger airports,
improving its position in the market. In 2017, 65% of passengers drove to Atlanta to catch
flights. In 2020, that number has decreased to 42% according to a recent study done by a national
air service development firm. More people are starting to originate flights from Montgomery
rather than driving to Atlanta or Birmingham.

Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North
Carolina (CLT); and Dallas, Texas (DFW). MGM currently serves the region with four daily flights by
American and five daily flights by Delta. For more information on the airport, visit