(Montgomery, AL) – The Montgomery Regional Airport was awarded a $300,000 grant from the Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant to support its most recent service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The grant is part of a $16.9 million grant package to 25 small community airports.
“We are thankful to our federal elected officials and the USDOT for awarding Montgomery Regional Airport a $300,000 marketing development grant”, said Wade A. Davis, C.M. Executive Director of Montgomery Regional Airport. “This two-year grant will aid in the recovery and retention of American Airlines service to DCA, a vital link for the region’s economy.”
In the proposal to the DOT, Montgomery Regional Airport Authority will use the funds to develop a detailed marketing and media plan to advertise the current air service. The program would include quantitative reporting, which would measure the effectiveness of all campaigns initiated.
“In so many of our nation’s smaller communities, local air service is crucial to residents’ lives and livelihoods,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “We’re proud to award these grants to help strengthen local air service in 25 smaller communities and help Americans across the country get to where they need to go more efficiently and affordably.”
MGM was one of two airports selected in Alabama, and the funds are expected to be used immediately to continue the nonstop service to DCA.
Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); Dallas, Texas (DFW), and Washington, D.C. (DCA). MGM currently serves the region with daily flights by American and Delta Airlines. For more information on the airport, visit flymgm.com.