November 02, 2021
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — The City of Mobile is allocating $30 million from its general fund budget surplus to assist in the relocation of Mobile’s passenger airport to the Brookley Aeroplex.
During its meeting earlier today, the Mobile City Council approved a proposal from Mayor Sandy Stimpson to allocate $30 million to the airport relocation project from a budget surplus that has accrued over the past eight years.
According to a news release from Stimpson's administration, the city will be able to commit this funding toward the relocation of Mobile’s airport without taking on any debt.
“As the Mobile Airport Authority continues to lay the groundwork for moving the airport downtown, the city is prepared to help make this game changing transition possible,” Stimpson said for the news release. “For Mobilians, it will mean more direct flight options and lower fares. Others than the direct benefits for passengers and travelers, it will help seize future tourism and economic opportunities by capitalizing on the synergy that already exists between of the Port of Mobile and the Brookley Aeroplex.”