Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is a civil-military airport seven miles southwest of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. Owned by the Montgomery Airport Authority, it is used for general aviation and military aviation, and sees two airlines.
MGM airport is categorized as a non-hub primary commercial service facility. Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had over 150,000 enplanements in calendar year 2019.
Airport Stats & Facts
- The Alabama Air National Guard's 187th Fighter Wing (187 FW), based on the west side of the airport at Montgomery Air National Guard Base, operates a squadron of F-16C aircraft.
- The 187th Fighter Wing evolved from the 160th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron that began operating at Dannelly Field in 1953. During its history, the 187th and its predecessor have based several types of aircraft at Montgomery, including the RF-51 Mustang, RF-80 Shooting Star, RF-84 Thunderflash, RF-4 Phantom II, F-4 Phantom II and C-131 Samaritan.
- The Alabama Army National Guard also has an Army Aviation Support Facility on the south side of the airport. Although primarily oriented to helicopter operations, fixed-wing aircraft can also be accommodated.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure time to account for TSA security wait times and any possible delays.
- To ensure a smooth check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
- No unattended baggage will be allowed inside the terminal building. You must keep your bags with you at all times.
- Please have a look at the MGM Airport Map before visiting the airport.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped-off outside the terminal.
- If you have to wait for the arriving passengers, you can wait outside the terminals in the waiting area for the passengers to arrive.
- Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Montgomery Airport.
- Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at MGM here.
Montgomery Regional Airport has been expanded by some 80 feet westward, adding new and improved gates and facilities, including escalators, elevators, jet bridges, and flight information displays, as well as new restrooms, food, drink & shop concessions and free WiFi throughout the Terminal.
Volunteer Ambassadors roam the terminal offering assistance. The current business center has just been updated.
To see the terminal locations and for more information, please refer to the MGM Terminal Map here.
The two airlines serving at Montgomery Regional Airport are Delta Airlines and American Airlines
View the full list of airlines served at MGM Airport here.
Long Term Parking
Each hr - $1, up to daily max - $8;
Short Term Parking
Each half hr - $.50, up to daily max $12.
At MGM airport there are many shuttle services in the Montgomery area but some of the most popular ones include AirportShuttles.com and Go Airport Shuttle which are among the top providers in shared ride and private van shuttle buses.
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Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a great stay, Montgomery Regional Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Sit-down table services and takeaway food services
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Souvenir and gift shops
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Subway and cocktail lounges.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: 4445 Selma Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36108, USA
Montgomery Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- The first commercial air services in Montgomery operated at Maxwell Field, a military facility founded by the Wright Brothers west of the city.
- To provide for commercial aviation the City of Montgomery opened its original municipal airport in 1929 east of the city. This facility was later named Gunter Field and was served by a predecessor of American Airlines. Eastern Air Lines subsequently took over service at Gunter.
- In 1940 the War Department chose Gunter Field for a new pilot training facility. Gunter quickly became congested, Eastern Airlines was forced to move temporarily to Maxwell, and the city purchased a tract southwest of downtown on US 80 to replace Gunter for civilian aviation.
- Separately, the Army Air Forces identified a need for seven auxiliary fields in the vicinity of Gunter and the city and USAAF agreed that the city's newly purchased site would also serve as Gunter's auxiliary field #6.
- It opened in 1943 and was named for ENS Clarence Moore Dannelly Jr., USN, a Navy pilot killed in a 1940 training accident and considered to be the first casualty of World War II from Montgomery.
- The old Army Air Forces hangars are now part of the Montgomery Aviation complex. The original three runways and their original dimensions were: