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Welcome to the website for the Mobile Downtown Airport Master Plan!

The Mobile area has experienced a long run of opportunity for our community and region with economic growth. This has been especially evident with the industrial expansion of Airbus and related aviation development at the Brookley Aeroplex, and the successful demonstration of commercial air service for passengers at the Mobile Downtown Airport. While there is no doubt that the aviation industry has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will rebound.

A feasibility study conducted in 2018 determined that it was both feasible and critical for the Mobile Airport Authority to move commercial air passenger service from the Mobile Regional Airport in west Mobile to the Mobile Downtown Airport in order to re-capture passenger traffic. The reasoning in that study remains sound, and this is actually a good time to be developing and implementing a plan to recapture that market when it returns. Learn more in the video below.

The Mobile Airport Authority, its Board of Directors and Staff, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and consulting experts Leigh Fisher, are developing a Master Plan which will support the aerospace and related industries at the Brookley Aeroplex, while also designing options, alternatives and a process for a complete relocation of commercial air passenger service from Mobile Regional Airport to the Mobile Downtown Airport. The Master Plan will direct our efforts to more effectively serve the regional market, creating competitive service that delivers more options and cost savings for our customers. Improving service is critical to improving our opportunities for economic development, jobs and quality of life into the future.

We need and encourage your participation in this process to create a thoughtful and successful plan. This website will provide access to pertinent information related to the Master Plan, including meeting dates, project schedule, contact information and regular posting of project information, so please take the opportunity to look over these materials, share with others, provide us with your feedback, and visit us often. We appreciate your serving with us to bring air service in the Mobile region to its full potential.

Chris Curry

Mobile Airport Authority

photo of Chris Curry


Recent Updates

August 5, 2020
Transferring Services to Mobile Downtown Airport Could Take up to Five Years

August 5, 2020
Mobile to Shift Commercial Airline Flights to More Convenience Downtown Airport

August 4, 2020
Brookley Field International Airport Anyone? Airport Authority Reveals Plan for New Downtown Terminal

August 4, 2020
Mobile Airport Authority Releases Plan to Move Commercial Air Traffic to Downtown Airport

August 4, 2020
Mobile Airport Swap May Cost $400 Million, Take Five Years

August 4, 2020
Master Plan for Downtown Mobile Airport Includes New $160 Million Terminal

August 4, 2020
Mobile Airport Authority Set to Release its Plan to Move Commercial Flights to Mobile Downtown Airport

August 3, 2020
Mobile Airport Authority Set to Lay Out Plan on Tuesday to Move Commercial Operations to Move Commercial Operations to Brookley

July 31, 2020
Mobile Airport Authority to Reveal New Downtown Airport Plan, Seeks Your Input

July 2, 2020
May 19, 2020 and June 22, 2020 Technical and Community Advisory Committees Presentation (pdf)

January 15, 2020
Mobile airport officials: Frontier "experiment" validates swap

January 9, 2020
Frontier Airlines Still Flies to Mobile

December 29, 2019
Planes, trains, automobiles and slave ship: Will Mobile's hot issues of 2019 resonate in 2020?

November 7, 2019
Technical Advisory Committee Presentation (pdf)

October 8, 2019
Open House Presentation (pdf)

September 10, 2019
Citizens Advisory Committee Presentation (pdf)

August 27, 2019
Technical Advisory Committee Presentation (pdf)