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Where Travel Has Always Been Easy Going

Montgomery Regional Airport

  • is located just six miles southwest of Alabama’s capital city
  • covers 2,000 acres and serves 16 counties in Central Alabama
  • serves as the origin or destination airport for approximately 350,000 travelers each year
  • brings in more than $1.32 billion in annual economic activity

Montgomery
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humidity: 68%
wind: 6mph E
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History

Time Flies Here

1910 – Montgomery hosts its first commercial air services at Maxwell Field, a military field founded by the Wright Brothers

1929 – Gunter Field, the original municipal airport, is opened in east Montgomery in 1929 to meet city's growing demand for commercial aviation services

1930s – Gunter Field is served by predecessor of American Airlines, and later by Eastern Air Lines

1940 – Europe in midst of World War II; Gunter is chosen site of new military pilot training facility

Early 1940s – With Gunter air traffic congested, city purchases land on U.S. 80 for new commercial site

1943 – Dannelly Field opens, named for Montgomery's first WWII casualty, Navy pilot Clarence Moore Dannelly, Jr.

1946 – Air service begins at Dannelly Field Airport, which is later renamed Montgomery Regional Airport

1972 – Montgomery Airport Authority created by Alabama Legislature as a self-sustaining new public corporation

2006 – Montgomery Regional Airport completes multi-year terminal upgrade, expanding main terminal while adding several new gates and facilities

2007 – NOW – Further upgrades include escalators and elevator to second floor rotunda/boarding area; new passenger boarding bridges; new flight information displays; new restrooms and concessions; free WiFi service throughout terminal – all for an even more enjoyable traveling experience

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