|Mobius Corners Metropolitan Airport|
MAA ID: GMCM - MWAA ID: GMBC
April 4, 1939
Commercial, General Aviation, Cargo, Mail
Waxachie County (Airway Heights neighborhood)
4 (A, B, C, D)
4 (R4/79, R5/80, R4/81, R7/98)
Emeraldsbourg Airways, MobiAir, Island Airways
Mobius Corners Area Aviation Commission
The Mobius Corners Metropolitan Airport (MAA ID: GMCM - MWAA ID: GMBC) is the primary international airport, located in eastern Waxachie County, that serves the Greater Mobius Corners Area. Commonly called Metro Airport by local residents, this large airport is the busiest in the country. The airport has been a strategic target in bombing runs during the Second Klestov War, but rebuilt and is now a world-renowned airport. Serving a growing population since 1939, the airport has been widened and expanded 3 times to accomodate local passengers and travellers.
Beginnings & War (1939-1946)
The site that is today's Metro Airport was once a large shopping mall and development. However, the mall's business declined in the 1910s, especially during the Panic of 1916, when the economy failed. Because of these conditions, the mall shut down in 1930. Mobius Corners purchased the site in 1931, and began plans for a new airport. The previous airport, Midland Field (now today's Mobius Corners-Midland Airport,) had outgrown its 1928 capacity, so a new airport would be required. Construction on the Mobius Corners Area Airport began in 1932, and the finishing touches on the new terminal were completed in 1938. Minor delays forced the opening to occur on April 4, 1939 to serve a population of about 2 million.
After the start of the Second Klestov War in 1941, the Emeraldsbourg Armed Forces declared Midland Field an army airfield, whihc meant that Klestov decided to attack the new airport during the bombing run of 1943. The terminal was damaged beyond repair, and 4 passengers lost their lives. No other major hostility would occur at the airport for the rest of the war, which ended in 1946 with Klestov's surrender. After the war ended, rebuilding of the airport began immediately.
Rebuilding & Significance (1946-1953)
Following the war's end, the airport was rebuilt, except with an additional terminal, as the first terminal reached its capacity. The rebuilding was completed in mid-1951, reopening with an estimated 39 gates. Yearly passenger traffic estimates reported that the Area Airport reached 3 million passengers in 1953.
A third runway was added in 1952, and new lounges were added to the terminals in 1953.
Imminent Expansion/Today (1954-present)
Unfortunately, both airports in the Mobius Corners area reached capacity by 1962. To accomodate for this situation, Metro Airport was expanded to relieve Midland of some of its passengers. 2 new terminals, C and D, were added, and terminals A and B were expanded. The new expansions added a rental car center, 3 new parking decks, 2 helipads, hotels, shuttles, a subway expansion, shops and a new freeway connection to Route 264. The expansion cost over $10 billion, and was completed in 1972. This incarnation of the airport was (and is) the most successful, successfully drawing in about 59 million passengers yearly, below its capacity of 61 million. There have been some minor tweaks to the airport; in 1978 and 1993 new runways were added, the subway connection was enlarged, and bus service began to the airport in 1992.
The Mobius Corners Metropolitan Airport has 4 terminals, of which one is international terminal. The airport has 75 gates, 20 hangars and 2 helipads. There are also security offices and fire stations that are used in the event og an emergency.