Regional Partnership: Panalpina & Port of Huntsville Celebrate 25 Years

2015 marked the 25th anniversary for the partnership between the Port of Huntsville and Panalpina, Inc.  Because of this important partnership, weekly international nonstop air cargo deliveries are available to Europe, Mexico, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  On September 29, 2015, over 300 guests joined the Port of Huntsville & Panalpina for the anniversary celebration. Guests…

Glass Jet Bridges & Other Airport Enhancements

Huntsville International Airport selected Johnson Contractors to install thyssenkrupp’s Apron Drive Crystal Bridges, which upon completion will make HSV the first in the United States to have 100% glass jet bridges at all gates.  At the end of FY16, six glass jet bridges were installed.  The airport held a ribbon cutting and press conference with tours of…

Dream Chaser® & HSV

Status:  In December of 2015, a coalition of community leadership – including the City of Huntsville, Madison County, City of Madison, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Teledyne-Brown Engineering, the State of Alabama, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and the Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority initiated a preliminary study to assess the feasibility of landing Sierra…

Community Events & Partnerships

Huntsville International Airport supported and sponsored a variety of local events and programs in the past fiscal year.  Community members enjoyed Movies in the Park’s Minion night in Big Spring Park, the Decatur Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival in Decatur and Huntsville Havoc Hockey nights to name a few. Other community events for HSV in the…

Four Points Named SPG Hotel of the Year

The Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Huntsville International Airport was recognized on March 29th at the annual Starwood Conference.   In recognition, they were awarded The Starwood Four Points SPG Hotel of the Year Award.  They went up against 170 other hotels and were ranked number one based on their overall outstanding contribution to…

New Faces

The Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority promoted Captain Chris Scott to Chief of Public Safety.  As Chief of Public Safety, he will lead the law enforcement, aircraft rescue firefighting and emergency medical services, as well as function as the airport security coordinator for the Port of Huntsville. HMCAA also announced Randy Taylor as its Director of Finance…

Aviation Industry Update from Expert Bill Swelbar

Huntsville International Airport invited air travel expert, Bill Swelbar, to update the community on the state of the aviation industry.  His visit to Huntsville started with interviews by the local media, followed by a lunch presentation at the Rotary Club of Huntsville Alabama and ended with a public forum at the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce auditorium….

Port of Huntsville Gives Back

The Port of Huntsville values opportunities to give back to the community and FY16 presented employees with several occasions. Liz Hurley Run A team of 9 POH employees ran in the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run 5K and raised money for breast cancer awareness. Manna House Volunteer opportunity where POH employees served meals and distributed food…

Sunset Landing Opens Under New Management

Sunset Landing Golf Course closed briefly, but opened under the new management of Birdie Boys II, Inc. in April.  Positive changes have been made on the course, the range and in the Golf Shop.  Sunset Landing Golf Course offers 6,803 yards of native grass fairways and bentgrass greens.  A par 72 course with a slope…

Don’t Miss A Minute – Fly HSV!

In March, Huntsville International Airport launched a new marketing campaign to help reduce drive traffic to competing markets.  The concept was “Don’t miss a minute – Fly HSV!”  Don’t chance missing the important moments in your life by spending more travel time going to an airport that is further away.  The campaign included radio, TV,…

Accolades & Recognition

This marked our 19th year with no infractions during the FAA certification inspection. The Glenn Hearn Entrance, International Intermodal Center Entrance and Signature Flight Support were all recipients of City of Huntsville Beautification Awards for receiving perfect scores from the board’s judges in addition to being recognized as “WOW” properties and continuing the status as…

What’s Next

FY 16 was a great year, but before it was even complete Huntsville International Airport was already working on what would be next…  This is a quick glimpse at some of what started in 2016 and has already come to fruition in FY 17… GLO Airlines announced new non-stop service from Huntsville, Ala., to Louis Armstrong…