Category - Terminals

New Terminal Opens the Door to Economic Growth in Winter Haven

Passengers flying into Winter Haven Municipal Airport (KGIF) receive an especially warm welcome these days - and a surprise if it's been awhile since they visited. The new and dramatically larger 13,362-square-foot terminal building completed in 2008 could make people think they've landed in another city.

Key West Shares Terminal Construction Risk with Contractor

Key West, FL, is an escape to paradise for millions of visitors every year. It's anything but, though, for construction projects. Literally located at mile marker zero, Key West International Airport faced unique challenges during its recent, much-needed $31 million terminal improvement project.

Terminal Makeover Finally a Reality at Anchorage Int'l

After more than a decade of design, demolition and construction, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is hosting travelers in a completely renovated terminal.

Arcata-Eureka Completes $7.4 Million Expansion

With 100,000 annual deplanements, the Arcata-Eureka airport in Humboldt County, CA, is small by airline standards. And after 9/11, it grew even smaller as new security requirements gobbled up nearly one-third of its terminal space.

Indy's New Airport Provides Clean Canvas for Art Collection

Art collections at Indianapolis, Ottowa, and Jacksonville International Airports are explored.

Reno Reinvents Passenger Check-in and Baggage Screening Areas

From March 2008 to November 2009, passengers at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) resorted to tent-like structures outside the main terminal to check-in for flights. Behind the tents, crews worked to complete the Airport Baggage Check-in (ABC) Project, a $63 million renovation designed to move passengers faster and more efficiently through the new ticket lobby.

Low Cost, High Function is Guiding Principle at Branson Airport

On May 11, Branson Airport welcomed its first commercial flight: Sun Country Airlines flight SY509 from Minneapolis/St. Paul, followed shortly after by AirTran Airway Flight 1582 from Milwaukee.

Airport Art Programs Find Creative Ways to Survive Tough Economy

It takes an entirely new vein of creativity to manage an airport art program these days. Aesthetics are still paramount; but the financial aspects are tougher than ever given the bleak landscape of the air travel industry. It's almost like being trapped in an Edvard Munch painting.

Nantucket Memorial Expands & Modernizes Without Losing Island Charm

Running an airport is challenging enough without having to worry about where to get power or how to segregate secure and non-secure travelers. But those are just a few of the challenges that prompted Nantucket Memorial Airport to undertake a $29 million terminal expansion and improvement project.

Lambert Modernizes Terminal While Preserving Iconic Features

It's a scaled-back version of the original plan, but Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is forging ahead with major capital improvements despite a choking national economy and severe industry constraints.

Miami Int'l Creates Universal Signage for International Travelers

Miami is a melting pot of cultures, with residents claiming more than 20 different nationalities and speaking even more languages. But that pales in comparison to the vast influx of visitors from foreign countries served at its main airport. Miami International Airport (MIA) ranks third in the nation for international traffic, with 16 million total passengers annually.

ATL Proves It's Never Too Late to Go Green

A lot has changed since the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was built in late 1970s. Sustainable design wasn't yet a hot topic among architects, and green building standards were decades from being established.

New Terminal Features Dual-Access Kitchen & Observation Deck

In the most diplomatic terms, passengers at Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport in southwest Oregon had "limited amenities." A vending machine was the only post-security option for food, and coffee came from a communal pot run on the honor system. Before the 9/11 attacks, they had to go back through the security checkpoint just to use the restroom... All that changed in January, when the airport's new $30 million six-gate terminal opened for business.

Midway Privatization in Final Phase

Six firms/investment groups responded to the City of Chicago's request for qualifications from private companies interested in assuming management of Midway. In September 2008, it selected the Midway Investment and Development Corporation, a consortium of Citi Infrastructure Investors, Vancouver Airport Services and John Hancock Life Insurance Company.

National Guard Shields Airport Neighbors from C-5 Run-Up Noise

The Lockheed C-5 Galaxy could have presented noise problems at the new Tennessee Air National Guard's 164th Airlift Wing base at Memphis International Airport because the C-5s are required to execute ground engine run-ups, revving the engines up to flight levels, as part of standard maintenance.

Indianapolis International Gets a Move On

Managing change is rarely easy. It becomes potentially mind-boggling, however, when it involves more than 3,000 employees, 10 major airlines and about 180 daily departures. Such is the case at Indianapolis International Airport.

Terminal 2 Debuts at RDU

From a rolling roof design emulating the natural landscape of central North Carolina to carpet patterns of abstract DNA sequences representing the region's high-tech industries, Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) has captured the essence of the local area in its newly debuted Terminal 2.

Oakland Int'l Expands, Renovates & Goes Green

Travelers heading through Terminal 2 at Oakland International Airport to catch a Southwest Airlines flight have a lot to admire.

Mother Nature is Silent Design Partner at Richardson International

Although environmentally conscious building practices are not the norm in the airport industry, they're a top priority at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

Dulles Concourse Gains 15 Gates

The third expansion of Concourse B has proved to be a charm for Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Gulfport-Biloxi Thrives in Wake of Hurricane Katrina

Building a new terminal is tough under the best of circumstances; throw in a hurricane of historic proportions, and it becomes a true test of fortitude.

JetBlue Battles Site Challenges During Construction of New Terminal

JetBlue Airways Terminal 5 will be an oasis at John F. Kennedy International Airport when it opens in October. Construction of the $743 million terminal, however, has been an ongoing battle with a natural oasis six feet below the building site.

New Terminal Will Be a Welcome Change at Palomar Airport

The clock is ticking on construction at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. In order to satisfy the terms of a $10 million bond agreement, the airport's new terminal must be ready for use in December. Everything, however, seems to be proceeding on schedule.

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