Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Airport swap moves forward

MOBILE, Ala. - Mobile’s move to swap commercial flights from Mobile Regional Airport to the downtown airport at the Mobile Aeroplex is on track to be completed by 2024 with the building of a new terminal and parking garage. The Mobile Airport Authority (MAA) on Monday took a step toward assigning the project’s lead to Birmingham-based Hoar Program Management (HPM). The firm scored the highest among competitors for the project management job for the design and construction of a proposed $160 million terminal complex southeast of downtown Mobile. The final selection of a project manager comes less than two months after the Federal Aviation Administration approved the MAA’s 20-year master plan for swapping commercial aviation operations from west Mobile to downtown. The airport has a three-year goal to open the new terminal, an eight-gate building that will be around 130,000 square feet. The new terminal will be close to six times larger than the existing two-gate, 22,800-square-foot Downtown Mobile Airport terminal. That terminal was retrofitted in a warehouse as part of an $8 million project completed in May 2019 to accommodate low-cost carriers. (Source: aldotcom, 05/24/21) Previous