Mobile’s Downtown Airport move steps forward with selection of program manager

Hoar Program Management to lead Downtown terminal construction project.

Mobile’s Downtown Airport is slated to handle the region’s commercial air traffic beginning in 2024. Photo by Mike Kittrell

Hoar Program Management has been selected to oversee construction of a new air terminal at Mobile’s Downtown Airport.

The Downtown site, at Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, will replace the current Mobile Regional Airport, which is at the western edge of the city, far from freeway access. The new site is closer to downtown, adjacent to the Port of Mobile and the city’s burgeoning aviation cluster, and readily accessible from Interstates 10 and 65.

“Selecting a project manager is a significant step in this project,” said Chris Curry, president of the Mobile Airport Authority. “We are following an aggressive three-year timeline to relocate all commercial air service to the Mobile Downtown Airport and expect the new terminal to open in the summer of 2024.”

The $250 million project includes a new five-gate international terminal, relocating some nearby Brookley tenants and expanding runway aprons and infrastructure.

Birmingham-based Hoar scored highest of the five qualified bidders for the project management job, Airport officials said.

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“Moving the commercial airport downtown is one of the most transformational opportunities we have for the City of Mobile,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson, anticipating commercial flights by the summer of 2024. “The construction of this downtown terminal will bring lower fares, more direct flights, increased tourism, greater economic development opportunities and a more convenient air travel option for our entire region.”

The Federal Aviation Administration approved plans for the relocation in early April.

For more background about the airport move, click here.


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