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Masks remain mandatory at MOB

April 12, 2021

UPDATE (April 30, 2021): The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks throughout the United States, including at airports, onboard commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses, and on commuter bus and rail systems through September 13.

TSA extends face mask requirement at airports and throughout the transportation network | Transportation Security Administration


Masks remain mandatory at MOB

MOBILE, Ala. (April 12, 2021) –  Although Alabama’s statewide mask mandate expired April 9, people over the age of 2 will need to continue wearing a mask at the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB).

By executive order, President Biden mandated masks nationwide for airports and interstate travel, including planes, trains, and buses. This mandate began in February and is scheduled to expire on May 11.

“We will continue to uphold this policy as long as federal law requires the airport to do so,” said Chris Curry, Mobile Airport Authority president. “The safety of our customers and employees remains a priority, and we are maintaining our strict cleaning and sanitation procedures as directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).”

People who refuse to wear a mask can be fined by the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) and asked to leave the airport by police.

According to the CDC, a properly worn mask completely covers the nose and mouth and should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.

Masks are available at the airport’s customer service desk, at no charge, for any passenger or guest.


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 location. BFM also serves as 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 that include supply chain providers and others that support the transportation industry.

Chris Curry
Mobile Airport Authority
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