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 must be returned for processing in the airport operations office on the second floor of the Airport Administration Building at JKA. The application screening and the classification is completed and designated by the Airport Authority. There is a $20.00 fee for new applications, $10.00 annual renewal fee and a $10.00 fee for lost, damaged or stolen cards.

General Information
and Manuals

Security Badge Application 

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    Security Badge Application

  • The Airport Authority ID badge provides access to controlled areas (Secured/AOA Areas). This ID badge is issued to provide identification “only” for employees that work in the public areas which require access or identification controls. I understand my requirement to immediately report the loss of this ID badge to Airport Authority at 251-967-3968 or in person to the Airport Authority office. I also understand that this badge will be returned to the Airport Authority upon the termination of my employment.
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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.





The Airport Authority of the City of Gulf Shores hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 3.1% for FAA-funded contracts/agreements associated with the Taxiway “A” Electrical Rehabilitation. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal year 2022.  A teleconference will be held on March 29, 2022 at 10:00 CST for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.  For additional information and questions, please call Keith Shippey with Barge Design Solutions at 334-678-9837.



  • 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, attn: Marisa Montgomery.