Amazon Air launches cargo service at Mobile International Airport
MOBILE, Ala. (November 3, 2022) – Amazon Air launched daily cargo service at the Mobile International Airport (BFM),with an inaugural flight arriving shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning.
This is Amazon Air’s first expansion into Alabama to support fast, efficient package deliveries to their customers throughout the region and the country. Amazon Air will operate daily between Mobile and Alliance Field (AFW).
The Mobile Airport Authority leased 16,000-square-feet of a 28,000-square-foot area to sort and load Amazon packages bound for their next destination.
“Amazon Air is an exciting addition to the Mobile International Airport,” said Chris Curry, Mobile Airport Authority President. “The daily cargo service will strengthen BFM’s impact as a regional transportation hub. We are grateful to the Amazon team’s commitment to Mobile and look forward to a strong partnership.”
“We are excited to expand Amazon Air to Mobile, providing customers throughout Alabama and the surrounding region faster shipping speeds,” said Chris Preston, Director of Amazon Air Gateway Operations. “Amazon continues to invest and grow in Alabama, and this new gateway ensures we can deliver on our customer promise of fast, reliable deliveries.”
This is Amazon’s second investment in the Mobile area. Amazon Air’s newest regional gateway joins MOB5, a 362,000-square-foot sortation center in West Mobile.
“Amazon’s investment builds on Senator Richard Shelby’s vision to utilize existing infrastructure to create a new transportation hub and economic power source for the entire state,” said Elliot Maisel, Mobile Airport Authority Chairman. “Not only is the airport uniquely positioned with convenient access to Interstate 10 and Interstate 65, but it is also just over 10 miles away from an Amazon sortation center in Theodore.”
“This latest investment by Amazon is just another example of the opportunities and growth that will be afforded Mobile International Airport as the world continues to recognize Mobile as a multimodal transportation hub,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson. “We look forward to a successful partnership with Amazon as they enhance their customer service now and in the future.”
“Air logistics are now a major part of America’s economic system. Speed and efficiency in product distribution and delivery are the future. This new Amazon program underscores the transition of Mobile into one of America’s most unique and aggressive multi-modal transportation hubs, encompassing land, sea, rail and air modalities,” stated Michael Boyd of Boyd Group International.
Amazon Air has operations in more than 50 airports across the U.S., making two-day shipping possible almost anywhere in the country.
About Mobile Airport Authority
The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), Mobile International Airport (BFM), Brookley Aeroplex and St. Elmo Airport, generating $2 Billion in economic value for Alabama. Delta Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines serve the Mobile Regional Airport, providing direct service to four major hubs: Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and Houston. MOB is also home to Airbus Space and Defense.
BFM is located next to the Port of Mobile. The unparalleled geographical location supports the Authority’s multimodal ability to bring maritime, rail trucking, and aviation together in one area. BFM is also home to Airbus Final Assembly Line, Airbus Engineering, ST Aerospace, and Continental Motors.
The Brookley Aeroplex is an industrial complex supporting the operation of BFM. It is home to more than 90 businesses, including supply chain providers and others supporting the transportation industry.
St. Elmo Airport is located about 18 miles from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley and is used mostly for corporate and private aircraft.
About Amazon Air
Amazon Air continues to expand globally to meet the needs of its growing customer base, while investing in jobs and sustainable solutions to power its network. Globally, we now operate more than 110 aircrafts in our fleet, both leased and owned, and 70 gateways and hubs. In 2021, we opened our first central air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Since Amazon Air’s launch in 2016, Amazon has invested hundreds of millions of dollars and created thousands of new jobs at Amazon Air locations across the U.S.