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Montgomery Regional Airport – Dannelly Field
Montgomery Regional Airport, also known as Dannelly Field, is a joint civil-military public airport. It is mostly used for military and general aviation, but is also served by three commercial airlines. The newest armory in the United States and the Alabama Army National Guard’s Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) are located on 64 acres south of the main runway. The Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Group has F-16 Fighting Falcons based at the airport and has been recognized as a leader in mission preparedness
Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is located six miles southwest of the central business district of Montgomery, a city in Montgomery County and the capital of Alabama.
Montgomery’s first commercial air services took place at Maxwell Field, a military field founded by the Wright Brothers in west Montgomery in 1910. The original municipal airport was opened in east Montgomery in 1929 to meet the city’s growing demand for commercial aviation services. Gunter Field, as it came to be known, was served by a predecessor of American Airlines, and later by Eastern Air Lines, before being chosen in 1940 as the site of a new military pilot training facility.
Congestion at Gunter Field led the city to purchase land on U.S. 80 to serve as a new commercial site. The city entered into an agreement with the USAAF for this same site to serve as an auxiliary field for Gunter. Dannelly Field, so named for Navy pilot Clarence Moore Dannelly, Jr., Montgomery’s first World War II casualty, opened in 1943. The city of Montgomery took title to Dannelly field, now known as Montgomery Regional Airport, in 1946 when air service began. In 1972, The Alabama Legislature passed legislation to create the Montgomery Airport Authority as a self – sustaining new public corporation governed by a nine member board appointed by each member of the Montgomery City Council. The daily operations and staff of the Montgomery Airport Authority are managed by the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
Montgomery Regional Airport recently completed a multi-year terminal upgrade which expanded the main terminal and added a variety of new gates and facilities.
4445 Selma Highway, Montgomery, AL