Discount carrier flies out of some of smallest airports in U.S., including Mid-America Airport in Metro-East.
Tim Cantwell received a 4.8 percent raise to make just under $128,000 to run an airport with 14 employees and an annual deficit of $1.4 million.
Considered key step in opening up more Asian trade.
Airport officials says the smoke and sirens will be part of the exercise and not a real emergency.
Taxpayers paid more than $1.6 million since 2008 on consultants and other fees.