Category - Terminals

Fort McMurray Int'l Opens New Terminal & Begins Planning Next Expansion

After years of planning, a false start in the wrong location and a major shift in airport governance, Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) in Alberta finally has the terminal it needs to process the 1.3 million passengers projected to move through its facilities this year.

Top-to-Bottom Renovations Breathe New Life into Newark Liberty

The $347.1 million Terminal B modernization at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is a project more than a decade in the making. Set off by growth in international traffic and further inspired by changing security requirements, the comprehensive initiative both expands and renovates a structure designed in the late 1960s.

San Antonio Int'l Renovates to Achieve Parity Between Terminals

As San Antonio International Airport (SAT) neared completion of its new Terminal B in 2010, airport and city officials began discussing ways to update the adjacent and aging Terminal A. Results of those talks are becoming apparent, as changes to the 406,000-square-foot facility begin to take shape.

Bellingham Int'l Adds Gates & Triples Terminal Size to Serve Canadian-Fueled Growth

Like many U.S. airports scattered along the Canadian border, Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Washington has faced interesting challenges presented by a growing influx of Canadian travelers who cross the border for less expensive U.S. airfares. A $38.5 million expansion project that ended in February, however, seems to be just the tonic it needed.

New Terminal Shines at Southwest Georgia Regional

Yvette Aehle never dreamed she would be so enthused about bathrooms. But after running Southwest Georgia Regional Airport (ABY) for years without any facilities past the TSA security checkpoint, her excitement is completely understandable.

Private/Public Partnership Building New Terminal at Iqaluit Int'l

Located in the unforgiving Canadian Arctic on Baffin Island, Iqaluit International Airport (YFB) is literally a lifeline to residents of Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory. As such, a private/public partnership has been established to develop a new terminal and airfield to meet the current and future needs of the region. Nunavut officials estimate improvements at $250 million to $300 million.

Houston Intercontinental & United Wrap Up First Phase of $1 Billion Terminal Project

The Houston Airport System and United Airlines have taken their public-private partnership to a whole new level with construction of a new concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). At a total cost of nearly $150 million, the South Concourse of Terminal B was completed in two distinct, yet interrelated, projects: United funded the $97 million vertical structure; and the Houston Airport System funded its $52 million apron, ramp and utilities infrastructure work. Together, the projects create a 30-gate facility that allows United to consolidate the majority of its regional jet oper

Gateway Airport Fixes Freeway Signage Problems

Passengers have been flocking to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) in droves for the past few years. But until recently, many had trouble finding it. With just one sign on the freeway, guests would often exit prematurely or miss the airport exit altogether. GPS units weren't much help either, as mapping agencies have had difficulty keeping current with rapid development in the area.

Oil Boom Creates Bonanza for North Dakota Airports

Until recently, North Dakota was largely considered a "flyover" state. Then its ample reserves of shale oil became a hot commodity, and now it's more of a "fly to" destination.

Airport Restrooms: Often Overlooked, but Seldom Forgotten

Airport visitors use many different names for restrooms - loo, privy, lav, water closet - but few mince words about poorly designed or ill-equipped facilities. Whatever they call them, restrooms are often the first place guests visit when arriving at an airport and their last stop before departing.

Los Angeles Int'l Unveils Redeveloped International Terminal

In mid-September, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) opened the South Concourse and central core of the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). With an overall budget of $1.9 billion, the project is part of a $4.1 billion capital improvements program that is the largest public works project in the history of Los Angeles.

Baltimore/Washington Int'l Terminal Catches Up With Passenger Growth

This year, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is completing a $105 million terminal project to provide more room for current and future passenger traffic. Built in 1950, the facility was originally meant to serve small aircraft and small populations. Tremendous growth has since brought great opportunity to the airport, but also a great need for renovations.

San Diego Int'l Keeps it Green During Terminal 2 Expansion Project

The Terminal 2 expansion at San Diego International Airport (SAN), a project known as the Green Build, was green on two fronts: environmentally and financially.

Clinton National Debuts, With Future Improvements Already Charted

Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) - formerly known as Little Rock National Airport - recently celebrated its name change honoring the 42nd U.S. president and 67th secretary of state, complete with appearances by both politicians. The Arkansas airport also marked the substantial completion of the first phase of its long-term development. And while the specific timeline for future improvements is not yet known, the design and intent of its growth are well defined.

Refurbish or Rebuild?

The question to rebuild or refurbish is one that vexes nearly every airport at one time or another. Most need to undertake a significant terminal project about every 25 years to keep up with changes in aircraft size, security policies, ticketing or baggage processes and concessions trends, says Stephen Harrill, vice president, aviation service group leader for RS&H.

Myrtle Beach Int'l Boosts Capacity & Tourist Appeal With Terminal Enhancement Project

With brightly colored beach chairs and sand-tone flooring, it's hard to miss the local bent of the recent expansion and renovation at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

JFK's Terminal 4 Prepares for New Anchor Tenant With $1.4 Billion Expansion/Redevelopment

This is the first installment of a two-part series about Phase 1 of the expansion and redevelopment of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). This article covers infrastructure improvements; Part 2, in our next issue, will chronicle the addition of nine wide-body gates in Concourse B, the new Delta Sky Club, and the development of post-security concessions.

Reno-Tahoe Int'l Finishes Final Phase of $100 Million in Terminal Renovations

Officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) are wearing smiles these days. They're happy because the airport's Gateway Project, a $29 million terminal renovation initiative, is open to the flying public and Reno community - a month ahead of schedule.

Alternative Funding Facilitates New Terminal at MBS Intl

One of the nation's newest terminals - MBS International in Freeland, MI - began serving passengers in October, nearly a year earlier than anticipated.

Atlantic City Int'l Provisions for Scheduled International Service

With a recently completed $25.1 million addition in place, Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in New Jersey cannot only accommodate more domestic flights, it is also now equipped to add scheduled international flights.

Barnstable Municipal Builds New Terminal & Looks to the Future

Roughly 20 years of planning culminated when Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in Hyannis, MA, opened its new 35,000-square-foot terminal and 85-foot-tall air traffic control tower at the end of 2011. Airport Manager Roland "Bud" Breault says the $40 million in improvements were a long time coming, but HYA is now a modern facility ready for the future. Associated upgrades grouped with construction of the new terminal include aircraft apron improvements and a new 3/4-mile vehicle access road.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Int'l Reinvents Terminal & Market Strategy

The recently renovated terminal at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a literal bricks-and-mortar representation of the dramatic contraction and changes the airport has experienced in the last seven years. The $36 million facelift and reconfiguration updates facilities for operations that used to be housed in three different terminals. Now unneeded, the other two terminals are slated for demolition in the next few years. A series of reductions in service by Delta Air Lines sent CVG's total passenger volume into a free-fall (see chart on Page 10) and prompted the ter

Duluth Int'l Overcomes Funding Challenges to Build $77.5 Million New Terminal

Just as giant freighters traversing Lake Superior often battle brutal storms to reach Duluth, MN, the port city's airport weathered its share of financial storms before building a new $77.5 million passenger terminal. But despite the national recession, lingering economic uncertainty and budget-related shutdowns of both its state government and the FAA, Duluth International Airport (DLH) found multiple waves of grant funding to move the project forward.

Long Beach Municipal Modernizes Airport While Respecting Iconic Terminal

Officials at Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) in southern California hope to give travelers an early Christmas present - two new concourses with resort-like amenities and service. The $45 million project designed to provide the "improved passenger experience" includes a new consolidated security screening area, north and south concourses, outdoor spaces and a revamped concessions program with street pricing. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.

VALE Grant Boosts Environmental Efficiency of Portland Jetport's Terminal Expansion

When officials at Portland International Jetport in Maine (PWM) initiated preliminary design work for the airport's recent $75 million terminal expansion, their sustainability goals were relatively modest compared to what was ultimately achieved.

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