October 28, 2016
Air passenger traffic continues to fall at the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB), in 2015.
The Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) continues to lose ground to its rival Pensacola International Airport (PNS) in air passenger traffic, according to the latest FAA numbers, released in September. Mobile Regional (MOB) and Gulfport-Biloxi International (GPT) Airports, both, fell in U.S. rankings from 162 to 163 (-1) and from 149 to 153 (-4), respectively while Pensacola held its same position at 98. In 2015, fewer passengers flew out of Mobile, AL (287,053) and Gulfport, MS (317,154) while Pensacola, FL saw an increase of 29,000 (787,916).
Since 2013, there have been calls to move the Mobile Regional Airport back to its original home at Brookley Field along the shores of Mobile Bay to the east, Interstate-10 to the north and Dauphin Island Parkway to the west near downtown Mobile and just minutes from the Eastern Shore. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson continues to remain silent on the issue.
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