Beautiful F-16 Fighting Falcon is part of the 187th WIng of the Alabama Air National Guard. The red Tail is in honor of the Tuskegee Airmen. Photo by Chris Arace

Alabama International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Birmingham International Airport BHM

Beautiful take off from Birmingham Alabama

Huntsville International Airport HSV
   
Regional Airports  
Dothan Regional Airport DHN
Mobile Regional Airport MOB
Muscle Shoals - Northwest Alabama Reg MSL
Tuscaloosa Municipal Airport TCL
   
Airport Delays  
 

Getting to Know Alabama's Airports

Airports in Alabama are well connected to the rest of the country and have excellent facilities in them. Airports in Alabama are well maintained and have the latest technology. With many people using their facilities, the airports in Alabama provide a good service for the passengers.

Alabama is an important US state that attracts both national and international visitors. The international airports in Alabama are Birmingham International Airport and Huntsville International Airport. There are other major regional airports in Alabama that attract many airlines such as Dothan Regional Airport, Mobile Regional Airport and Montgomery Regional Airport.

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    Birmingham International Airport

    Birmingham International Airport
    Birmingham International Airport
    Birmingham International Airport (BHM), formerly Birmingham Municipal Airport and later Birmingham International Airport, is a joint civil-military airport serving the city of Birmingham, Alabama and its metropolitan area, including Tuscaloosa. It is situated in Jefferson County, five miles northeast of downtown Birmingham, near the interchange of Interstates 20 and 59.

    BHM has an average of 301 aircraft operations a day, including 136 flights to 43 airports in 40 cities The is one of the airports in Alabama, which is growing rapidly with more than 3.2 million customers in 2005. The has 8 major airlines that fly passengers daily. They are American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Southwest Airlines, United Express, and America West.

    BHM served 2,695,399 passengers in 2015, and is the largest and busiest airport in the state of Alabama by passenger volume. The airfield can handle all aircraft types. The main runway is 12,007 feet long. A secondary runway is 7,099 feet long. A Category II ILS allows operations in visibility as low as a quarter-mile. The airport was renamed in July 2008 after Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, founding president of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and a leader of the Birmingham campaign during the Civil Rights Movement

    The 1974 terminal was built in the International style of architecture popular for American commercial and institutional buildings from the 1950s through the late 1970s. It consists of a single curved terminal with concourses radiating outward. Large floor to ceiling plate glass windows form curtain walls on the departure level of the terminal with horizontal bands of repetitive white architectural panels above and below. A slight departure from typical International style, the upper band of panels was decorated with raised circles of four sizes, two circles per size per panel. The roof is flat over the terminal and concourses; a series of steel columns painted white with stay cables for the terminal awning project from the roof. An enclosed white-clad Observation Deck jutted out from the airside terminal face at a sharp angle between the old concourses B and C. On the airside of the terminal, a large horizontal white sign with teal lettering identified the city as Birmingham.

    Huntsville International Airport

    Huntsville International Airport Concourse
    Huntsville International Airport Concourse
    Huntsville International Airport is a public airport ten miles southwest of downtown Huntsville, in Madison County, Alabama, United States. The airport is an intregal part of the Port of Huntsville (along with the International Intermodal Center and Jetplex Industrial Park), and serves the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Opened in October of 1967 as the Huntsville Jetport, this was the third airport site for Huntsville Today it features 12 gates with restrooms, shops, restaurants, phones and large murals depicting aviation and space exploration scenes. There is a Four Points by Sheraton above the ticketing area/lobby, and adjacent to the terminal is a parking garage and to opposite sides are the control tower and a golf course. The airport's west runway, at 12,600 ft, is the second longest in the southeastern United States, being just 400 ft shorter than the longest runway at Miami International Airport. Huntsville is frequently used as a diversion airport from larger hubs in the Southeast, such as Atlanta, due to its long runways and sophisticated snow removal and de-icing equipment.

    The airport's "Fly Huntsville" jingle encourages passengers to depart from Huntsville instead of driving to Birmingham or Nashville. An August 2009 report by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics for the first quarter of 2009 revealed that Huntsville passengers paid, on average, the highest airfares in the United States. The airport reported that commercial airline passenger traffic at Huntsville International increased 2.3 percent in January 2010 over the previous year.The airport is known for its quality customer service and focus on cutting-edge technology. The airlines operating from Huntsville International Airport include  American Airlines, Conair Limited, Delta Airlines, Envoy Air, and United Airlines.  - List of Airlines

    Mobile Regional Airport

    Mobile Regional Airport
    Mobile Regional Airport
    Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) is a combined public/military airport situated 13 miles west of the city of Mobile, in Mobile County, Alabama. It is near Pascagoula, Mississippi. The airport is owned and operated by the Mobile Airport Authority, a self-funded entity that receives no local taxes.

    The Airport consists of 1,717 acres at an elevation of 219 feet. It has two asphalt runways: 15/33 is 8,502 by 150 feet and 18/36 is 4,376 by 150 feet. It also has three helipads, each 100 by 100 feet, made of asphalt.

    The airport has a reputation for high than normal domestic fares, and they are usually because there is no low-cost carrier (LCC) serving the airport, such as JetBlue or Southwest Airlines. AirTran Airways served the airport for a time, but Delta Air Lines and other airlines matched fares on the routes that AirTran served, and passengers continued flying on the traditional network carriers. AirTran ultimately discontinued all service, and fares went up once again. AirTran later entered the Pensacola market, and fares decreased significantly at the Pensacola International Airport. Because of fares, many people drove about an hour in either direction to Pensacola International Airport in Florida or the Gulfport Airport in Mississippi.

    Major airlines serving the airport include: American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, United Express, and ViaAir   - List of Airlines

    Montgomery Regional Airport

    Montgomery Regional Airport
    Montgomery Regional Airport. Photo courtesy of Rivers A. Langley
    Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) (Dannelly Field) is a civil-military airport located seven miles southwest of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. Owned by the Montgomery Airport Authority, it is used for general aviation and military aviation, while three airlines service the airport.

    The airport consists of 1,907 acres at an elevation of 221 feet above mean sea level. It has two asphalt runways. Runway 10/28 is 9,020 by 150 feet  and has CAT I ILS and approach lights on both ends. Runway 3/21 is 4,011 by 150 feet. There is also has one asphalt helipad that is 100 by 100 feet.

    The airline terminal has been expanded and modified several times since 1955. A $40 million capital program was completed in November 2006 doubled the size of the terminal, transformed its appearance, and modernized it with 2nd-floor boarding, jetway loading bridges, and a rotunda with a domed ceiling that simulates sunrises, sunsets, and stars at night.

    Other Alabama Airports

    Other major airports in Alabama are in Anniston, Hamilton, Opelika, Selma and Troy

    Most airports in Alabama have airlines that offer online booking, and some even offer online booking bonus points that can be redeemed for future travel fares. For details the respective airlines have to be contacted.

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