When you think of Dothan, you think “Peanut Festival” rather than “bustling airport.” But the Dothan Regional Airport is just that.
Sky High History
Dothan and Houston County have a proud, deep-rooted aviation history. Dating back to World War II, the city and county have continued to support technological advances in aviation. In fact, the Dothan Regional Airport was established because of the community’s strong working relationship with the military.
According to the website, the airport began as part of a United States Army Air Corps project in 1941. Five years later, the airfield opened up to Dothan and Houston County. Located at 800 Airport Drive, it is seven miles northwest of the Dothan’s central business district.
In 1993, the Dothan Regional Airport purchased additional property next to the airfield. Ten years later, it was named an “Air Service Development Zone” by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Handling about 90,000 annual aircraft operations ranging from military to corporate to civilian use sets this airport apart.
Today, the Dothan Regional Airport continues to serve Southeast Alabama, Southwest Georgia, and the Florida Panhandle with an estimated 80,000 commercial airline passengers passing through on the way to worldwide destinations. In fact, the airport has daily flights to Atlanta provided by ExpressJet, a Delta Connection. To find out more about booking those flights, go to www.Delta.com.
Nothing Ordinary About The Wiregrass
The Dothan Regional Airport sits on a total of 1,200 acres. It includes an all-weather runway, a secondary runway, commercial hangers, and a 27,000 square-foot terminal building. But that’s not all! The airport’s 24-hour on-site fire and police presence is one of its unique features.
Dothan Regional Airport takes safety to new heights with state-of-the-art equipment, well-trained first responders, and modern navigational facilities. This allows the airport to stay busy in all types of weather and handle all types of aircrafts!
And if time allows once inside the airport, stop by the Dinner Bell Café for a little “fine Southern cooking.” The friendly-service and comfortable atmosphere are the perfect complement to delicious down-home cooking, available buffet-style or in the form of hamburger and hot dog combos.
Whether you’re passing through or staying for a while, Dothan is home to about 68,000 and is the seventh largest city in Alabama. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the hustle and bustle of the good life in the Wiregrass. Make a move to Summer Wood Apartment Homes! There’s more to love about our town, and you can discover it in our blogs!