Million Air investing $32M in Birmingham airport

Plans include new terminal, hangars

A rendering of the proposed Million Air terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

In what the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is calling a “landmark agreement,” Texas-based Million Air will build new hangars and a new terminal to begin service in Birmingham.

The company will be a new fixed based operator (FBO) at the airport. FBOs typically offer aircraft fueling, parking, storage and maintenance, along with flight planning support services, the airport said in a news release.

Million Air operates similar businesses in 38 airports around the United States.

“This partnership represents a lot of hard work and a commitment to elevating our game here at the airport,” said Bill Smith, member of the board of the Birmingham Airport Authority and chair of the review committee. “Million Air is committed to making a huge investment in this community and creating an upscale experience for all customers.”

Million Air’s plans at the Birmingham airport include a 10,000-square-foot terminal to serve pilots, aircraft owners and guests, military and corporate business travelers; a 24,000-square-foot hangar designed for smaller, privately owned aircraft; and two 30,000-square-foot corporate hangars.

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“We are proud to partner with Birmingham Airport Authority, whose commitments to the airport’s growth and development are paralleled with our own,” said Roger Woolsey, CEO of Million Air. “Our plans are to develop a fully modernized Million Air Birmingham. We are confident we can deliver a facility, level of service and amenities that will be unrivaled at this airport.”

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