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MAA Board of Directors approves Project Manager contract

MOBILE, Ala. (August 19, 2021) – Following a unanimous vote by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) Board of Directors, Hoar Program Management (HPM) will oversee the new terminal construction project at the Mobile Downtown Airport.

“Selecting a project manager is a significant step in this project,” said Chris Curry, Mobile Airport Authority President. “We are following an aggressive three-year timeline to relocate all commercial air service to the Mobile Downtown Airport and expect the new terminal to open in the summer of 2024.”

In addition to constructing a new 5-gate International terminal, the $250 million project includes relocating some tenants and expanding runway aprons and infrastructure.

In March, MAA released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and five responsive and qualified bids were received. An evaluation team scored HPM as the most qualified, and the board directed MAA staff to negotiate an agreement. As part of that negotiation, the value of the HPM contract is around 2% of the expected project cost.

“I want to thank the team at HPM for working diligently with our team to get to this point,” said MAA Board Chair Elliot Maisel. “After the many years we’ve been on this project, it’s a momentous day. It’s also important that we credit Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson with making this swap a priority several years ago.”

“Moving the commercial airport downtown is one of the most transformational opportunities we have for the City of Mobile. For Mobilians, this means something we’ve talked about for years is no longer a dream and no longer theoretical,” said Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson. “There will be commercial flights out of the Brookley Airport in downtown Mobile by Summer of 2024. The construction of this downtown terminal will bring lower fares, more direct flights, increased tourism, greater economic development opportunities and a more convenient air travel option for our entire region. I want to congratulate the entire Mobile Airport Authority team for crossing this important milestone and continuing to push this significant project forward.”

About Mobile Airport Authority
The Mobile Airport Authority owns and operates Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), Mobile Downtown
Airport (BFM), and the Brookley Aeroplex generating $1.8 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 that supports the operation of BFM, and it is home to
more than 90 businesses

Chris Curry
Mobile Airport Authority
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