FAA Approves Mobile Commercial Flights to Brookley
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved a plan by the Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) to move all passenger air service to a new international airport terminal at Brookley Field, FOX10 reported. The MAA said a study showed Mobile Regional Airport in West Mobile loses approximately 55% of people in the market to neighboring airports. It believes relocating commercial airlines downtown would help recapture that business. Following Mobile’s successful temporary terminal at the downtown airport in 2019, the city has embarked on construction of the new terminal, parking garage, surface parking lots and tarmac expansion. This makes up the first phase of the project, priced at $160 million. The terminal is to open in early 2024 and the longer-term project is to cost a total of $403 million over 20 years.
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