Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mobile wants to get Southwest

MOBILE, Ala. - Mobile Regional Airport and business leaders are launching a new push for the Dallas-based discount carrier Southwest Airlines, which could include efforts to give public money and free hotel rooms as enticements. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce is sounding out business leaders on potential pledges, using an online survey set to end Wednesday. The incentives would echo those offered by three Florida airports also seeking the carrier: Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 10/06/09)