For travel advisories, precautionary measures and other information related to the Covid-19 situation, please refer to our Covid-19 Information Hub.

  • EnglishKorean
toggle

About MGM

History

Montgomery
Regional Airport

top_centre_image

TIME
FLIES HERE

Take a trip down memory lane
with us and see how we’ve
been flying since 1910.

plan-img

thumbnail

TIMELINE

1910
icon1

1910

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

1929
icon1

1929

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

1930
icon1

1930

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

1940
icon1

1940

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

Early 1940
icon1

Early 1940

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

1943
icon1

1943

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

1946
icon1

1946

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

1972
icon1

1972

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

2006
icon1

2006

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

2007 - Now
icon1

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

X