Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (FBMA) was developed during World War II by the United States Navy and originally served as a training facility.

Following World War II, the Airport facilities were transferred to the City of Fernandina Beach in accordance with the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944.

The Airport supports the economic growth of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island by direct air access availability to residents, business persons, tourists, and conventioneers.