Gulf Shores International Airport has implemented a security plan and system based on recommendations by TSA. Our security system exists to reduce the security risks and vulnerabilities associated with General Aviation operations and future air carrier operations.

Secure fencing with electronic gates, accessible only by security card clearance, are monitored by security cameras. These access areas are monitored and operated on site and remotely.

The responsibilities of JKA’s airport operations office is to monitor the functioning of the system and ensure that it runs smoothly. They also monitor, process and approve security access of every authorized individual at JKA. It is their job to obtain information needed and maintain records on all current and former employees and all individuals given access to any restricted area at JKA.

Applications can be obtained in the airport operations office on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at JKA. 

General Information
and Manuals

Security Badge Application 



SW Corporate Hangar Area


Business and Aviation Park

Available for commercial use including maintenance; repair and overhaul; distribution; cargo; air terminal facilities; air charter; avionics; sales and repair and larger corporate operations

North Airport Development Sites

North Airport Development Sites


Since the City of Mobile has applied to reorganize the FTZ project under the Alternative Site-Management Framework, FTZ designation for any particular company’s site now involves a 30-day formal process, creating a great deal of flexibility for economic development opportunities. (This process is less time-consuming than the process of obtaining approval for FTZ activation by the local office of U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The two processes can be conducted concurrently.






  • Air traffic control tower
  • 6,692 runway with full ILS
  • Runway and apron design for critical aircraft B-737
  • AWOS
  • Intracoastal access
  • FBO
  • International airport
  • Foreign trade zone-Any site on the airport can be designated FTZ and now involves a 30-day formal process, creating a great deal of flexibility for economic development opportunities.


  • New airline terminal, apron and parking facility
  • ARFF facility
  • New highway spur to beach express and new intracoastal bridge
  • Waterway district improvements

*Send all completed forms to the email address or mail to 3190 Airport Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.