Mobile Regional Airport is a public-military airport located 11.2 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi) west of Mobile, in Mobile County, Alabama, United States.
MOB Airport is owned and operated by Mobile Airport Authority. It covers an area of 1717 acres (695 ha).
Airport Stats & Facts
- The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems categorized it as a primary commercial service airport.
- MOB is the second busiest of eight commercial airports in Wisconsin in terms of passengers served.
Airport Traveling Tips
- When flying, you can only bring one size-restricted carry-on bag with you, which does not include a small laptop bag, backpack, or purse. You can also check two bags at the airport's check-in counter.
- Check your flight status to ensure you reach on time, whether MOB is your final destination or a connecting city.
- Please take a look at the MOB Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- At the departures curbside, you can drop off customers and assist them with their luggage. Please stay with your vehicle at all times if you do.
- TSA prohibits unattended automobiles from parking in front of the terminal.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Mobile Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares book a flight at MOB Airport here.
Mobile Regional Airport has 6 terminals with 2 levels.
For more information, please refer to the MOB Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Mobile Regional Airport include American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at MOB here.
Parking options at Mobile Regional Airport include Short-term, Long-term parking. In the future, the covered surface parking lot could be converted into a garage.
The hourly Parking lot is one of the most convenient parking options at MOB Airport. The first 30 minutes are free.
$1 per hour
$9 is the daily maximum
Another comfortable option to park at Mobile Airport is the Long Term Parking. The first 30 minutes are free.
$1 per hour
$7 is the daily maximum
This is also one convenient parking option.
$2 per hour
$12 is the daily maximum
When it comes to getting to or from the airport, there are a variety of possibilities. Taxis, limos, public trains or buses, shared-ride vans, and the self-reliable option of driving and parking are all options. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
The rental car agencies maintain an office in the terminal or adjacent to the Mobile Airport MOB. Avis, Alamo, Hertz, are some of the well-known providers for rental cars.
Taxis at MOB Airport have to be booked. Some taxi companies are Allied, Yellow Cab, Annie’s Taxi.
Buses & Shuttle
Mobile Regional Bus has to be booked. Wave Transit, BRATS, ECAT, and Mobile Bay Transportation are some Shuttle and Bus services.
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, Mobile Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 8400 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608 USA
Phone: (251) 633-4510 or 1-800-357-5373
Mobile Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces used Mobile Regional Airport. The 533d Army Air Force Base Unit commanded the airport, then known as Bates Field. The Army Air Forces also operated an auxiliary airfield at St. Elmo Airport.
- The Army used this airport as a basic (level 1) pilot training airfield, under contract to Waterman Airlines. They performed flying training with Fairchild PT-19 aircraft as the primary trainer.
- In 1944, with the reduced demand for pilots, the Army ended the flying training, and the Domestic Transport Division of Air Transport Command (United States Air Force) used the airport as a transport airfield.
- In 1966 the U.S. Coast Guard acquired the vacant U.S. Air Force Reserve facility on the airfield.
- On December 17, 1966, the Coast Guard officially commissioned an Air Station in Mobile with Grumman HU-16 Albatross fixed-wing aircraft from the Coast Guard's Air Station in nearby Biloxi. The Coast Guard also established a fixed-wing and helicopter training facility at the airport.
- It was at the Mobile Regional Airport that President George W. Bush, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on September 2, 2005, praised Michael D. Brown, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- Only ten days later, on September 12, 2005, Brown announced his resignation after intense criticism of FEMA's perceived shortcomings in its response to Katrina. The phrase "heck of a job" then became synonymous with an utter mess.