Million Air awarded 22 year lease at KBHM

Lead photo:  Sneak peak at the proposed new Million Air FBO terminal at KBHM

Million Air will assume control of one of the two FBOs at Alabama’s Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International/KBHM after being selected as the winner in an RFP process. Atlantic Aviation previously controlled both facilities, but to foster competition the airport authority decided to place the east-side location at the field up for proposals. Atlantic will continue to operate the west-side FBO.

Million Air was awarded a 22-year lease with an eight-year extension. In return, the company, which operates 35 FBOs mainly in North America, will spend $32M on a new facility. This investment will include a 10,000-sq-ft terminal, a pair of 30,000-sq-ft corporate aircraft hangars, and a 24,000-sq-ft hangar dedicated to smaller, privately owned aircraft.

Incorporating iron and red brick to pay homage to the city’s brick and steel industry, the new FBO will replace the current 1960s-era facility. While the ground breaking date for the new complex has yet to be determined, Million Air will operate from the east-side FBO starting on June 1.

“We are proud to partner with the Birmingham Airport Authority, whose commitments to the airport’s growth and development are paralleled with our own,” said Million Air CEO Roger Woolsey. “We are confident we can deliver a facility, level of service, and amenities that will be unrivaled at this airport.”


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