(Montgomery, AL) – The Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) has received a $1.56 million Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to expand the airport’s existing terminal apron space. Today’s funding is from the Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The law provides $15 billion over five years.
“Montgomery Regional Airport is an economic asset and engine for the state and central Alabama through its role in serving commercial, general, aviation, and military users by connecting them to hundreds of destinations worldwide,” said Wade A. Davis, Executive Director for MGM. “We are thankful to our federal, state, and local elected officials for their support in this initiative as this grant will allow MGM to revitalize its existing apron providing larger aircraft capability.”
“Airports aren’t just travel hubs; they’re engines of economic growth for communities and entire regions,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Americans ought to have the best airports in the world—which is why we’re proud to deliver this historic funding to modernize airports across our country.”
“Airports are the country’s gateways to opportunity. These grants are a critical investment in our infrastructure and, just as important, our communities,” said Deputy FAA Administrator A. Bradley Mims.
MGM will add 4,280 square yards to the existing aircraft parking area, accommodating increased use of commercial aviation facilities at the airport. The construction will not immediately impact runway closures, and it is scheduled for completion in 2023.
“This project is just one example of how these grants allow airports to improve safety and expand opportunity to communities large and small across the country,” said FAA Associate Administrator Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E.
According to the FAA agency, the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, makes a historic investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness. It will rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, upgrade and expand public transit, modernize the nation’s ports and airports, improve safety, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably to help everyone get ahead for decades to come. Airports must use their AIG allocations by the end of the fiscal year 2025.
Montgomery Regional Airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Georgia (ATL); Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT); Dallas, Texas (DFW), and Washington, D.C. (DCA). MGM currently serves the region with daily flights by American and Delta Airlines. For more information on the airport, visit flymgm.com.