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FedEx Extends Lease, Makes Investment in New Facilities, and Adds New Aircraft at the Mobile Aeroplex

The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) is pleased to announce that FedEx is concluding a series of investments at their Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley site.

The new facility will combine once separate functions under one roof. By FedEx going vertical, the Aeroplex is able to optimize valuable ramp space. The growth includes a new area for package sorting and expanded employee parking.

The facility is accompanied by growth in FedEx cargo aircraft servicing the site. An ATR “coastal feeder” aircraft now calls regularly providing increased service to the Gulf Coast.

This expansion represents a multi-million dollar investment in Mobile. It also represents a commitment from FedEx to remain in the area for many years to come.

“We are happy to announce this evolution in our ever growing critical logistical equation. We applaud FedEx for its commitment to its employees as well as its commitment to our ever growing Aviation and Automotive sectors. The coastal feeder represents increased air cargo capacity for the Gulf Coast and this partnership is the first by product of our enhanced air cargo growth strategy,” stated Roger Wehner Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority.

Federal Express officially began operations on April 17, 1973 with 389 team members. That night, 14 small aircraft took off from Memphis and delivered 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities from Rochester, New York to Miami, Florida. They now connect to 99 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP); shipping packages and freight with services ranging from same-day to three-business-day delivery. For more information visit