Transportation Planning for the Future
MOBILE MOVES FREIGHT
The Mobile Regional Airport Authority owns and operates both the Mobile Regional Airport (Bates Field) in west Mobile and the Mobile Downtown Airport at the Brookley Complex adjacent to downtown Mobile. Bates Field is the primary commercial airport with some 30 flights daily and over 300,000 enplanements annually.
Brookley Field serves FedEx, UPS, Emory, and DHL as a regional cargo hub. Brookley operates a 9,600 foot long runway capable of accommodating the largest aircraft flying today. The airfield is housed within the Brookley complex. This 1,700 acre industrial area is home to Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Teledyne Continental Motors Airbus Engineering Center, and other businesses, industries, and training facilities totaling some 3,700 employees. Brookley is located next to the new Mobile Container Terminal and the Airport Authority is undergoing a planning process to attract investors whose operations would complement the Port’s intensive growth.