Stlbham, FlyPNS1 is correct in that the DL nonstops from BHM-MOB are currently with 727's. I'm from BHM also.
Shoot me an E-mail at email@example.com if you ever want to discuss the BHM airport.
Thanks for the in depth answer FlyPNS1. I happen to think that BHM is almost the same way in regards to not marketing the potential for our airport. The airport authority, city leaders and chamber of commerce just aren't aggressive enough in seeking new service. BHM is on track for over 3.6 million passengers this year, a new record that has grown consistently over the past 10 years. We're just lucky that airlines have chosen us due to expanding population and degradation of service in MGM and HSV plus the folks who drive over from ATL for WN. Our airport website is terrible and I have tried via letter to get someone from the airport authority to respond to me about keeping it updated and sharp with no response at all.
As for WN coming to PNS or MOB. Either one of these cities should have a full time person from either the airport authority or chamber of commerce dedicated to improving and increasing the airport service. This person should be well known at all the airlines, especially WN and frequently visit DAL and all the other potential carrier hubs to have the best chance possible for WN service. This should really be a WAR between PNS and MOB because if WN comes to either airport, my guess is that the passenger numbers at the airport WN chose not to come to would dwindle and service would decrease possibly with fewer mainline jets, maybe none! Just my opinion anyway. BHM needs this as well. We're doing good with WN and fairly good with everyone else but it's not due to the city or the airport authority doing anything special. It's just customer demand in our area. We could certainly get slightly beefed up service with the passenger totals we are running now.
I think if cities are interested in increasing air service, they have to give more than just lip service to get it. I'm talking about this city rep should be equipped with tax benefits, low gate fees, low landing fees, etc.