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Mobile Airport Authority enters agreement to manage St. Elmo Airport

May 13, 2020


MOBILE, Ala. –  The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) is pleased and excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the State of Alabama to manage the operations at the St. Elmo Airport in Mobile County, Alabama.  The Agreement is the first of a two-step process whereby the State of Alabama will transfer ownership of the Airport to the MAA.  The second step is only awaiting approval from the FAA which should occur within the next sixty (60) days.  


“We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Governor Kay Ivey, Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Senator Richard Shelby, our regulators at the FAA, as well as to the leadership of the Alabama Department of Transportation including Mr. John Cooper and Dr. John Eagerton. We appreciate the confidence placed in MAA and pledge to the community that we will well manage and we will grow this Airport to serve our community,” said Chris Curry, President of the MAA. “We look forward to the second phase being consummated very soon and appreciate the assurances from the FAA and the State of Alabama that phase-two will happen very soon.”      


“On behalf of the community, we are grateful to Governor Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation for this gift to the Mobile Airport Authority. The St. Elmo Airport property will be a very meaningful asset for the Mobile area in the years to come,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson.




Chris Curry

Mobile Airport Authority


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