Category - Terminals

Atlanta Int'l Premieres $1.4 Billion International Terminal

Expectations are high for the new international terminal that opened at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on May 16.

South Bend Airport Completes Expansion & Changes Leadership

Before John Schalliol retired as executive director of South Bend Airport (SBN) in Indiana, he oversaw the culmination of a $15.8 million concourse project that added five new gates, 45,000 square feet of terminal space and numerous passenger conveniences. The final phase, which consolidated passenger screening and added advanced imaging technology, debuted in February, just prior to his retirement celebration.

Edmonton Int'l Makes the Most of a Down Economy

Expansion 2012 is an ambitious, four-part project that expands the terminal at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) by 463,000 square feet and adds a new central utility plant. Plans outside the terminal include construction of a new control tower/office building and roughly 32 football fields of concrete apron. Originally expected to cost $1 billion when planning for the project began in 2008, airport officials were able to leverage economic conditions to their benefit and expect to finish on-time and well under budget at $670 million, reports Paul Garbiar, vice president of infrastructure an

Laughlin/Bullhead Int'l Hits the Jackpot With Terminal Improvements

With $20 million worth of airport development in the last five years, Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport (IFP) increased its odds of winning - and won. It was recently named 2011 Airport of the Year by the Arizona Department of Transportation, beating out 82 other contenders.

Spaceport America Readies for Suborbital Passenger Service

As the world's first facility built to house commercial space flight operations, the $209 million Spaceport America in southern New Mexico is being scrutinized on every front. From aerospace executives and two separate branches of the FAA to building code officials and the international architecture/design community, countless entities watch intently to see how the historic venture will fare.

Replacement Terminal Adds Exit Lane Security (& a Bit of Visual Whimsy)

With an overall updated design and the addition of devices to help hearing-impaired visitors, the new $36 million terminal at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) in Michigan is easier on the eyes - and ears - than the old terminal it replaced. It also has new exit lane technology to help deter security breaches and prevent unauthorized access to secure areas.

Financial Planning Pays Off

Making a case for the "Big Build" construction of Terminal B Sacramento International Airport (SMF) wasn't a tough sell for airport director G. Hardy Acree - even amid particularly tough economic conditions when crews broke ground in 2008.

Our Big Build is Complete

This project began with an overarching goal to ultimately build a terminal that would serve the Sacramento region for decades to come. The new Central Terminal B accomplishes this goal and will serve as a foundation for future growth opportunities at lower incremental costs.

John Wayne Airport Adds Third Passenger Terminal

In mid-November, airport director Alan Murphy opened the doors to the new $211.5 million Terminal C at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA.

Gallatin Field Unveils Stone & Wood Expansion

Surrounded by miles of pristine forest and towering mountains, Gallatin Field Airport (BZN) in Bozeman, MT, is the largest commercial airport serving Yellowstone National Park and several major ski resorts.

Santa Barbara Airport Unveils New Terminal with Historic Design

Looking at the landside facade of the new terminal at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA), it's apparent that designers sculpted the building to fit the California city's historic architecture. What's not as apparent, but also important to airport officials, are the terminal's modern operational features, including inline explosives detection and infrastructure features to help the building meet high environmental standards.

Winnipeg Int'l Opens New Terminal

When the new $200 million terminal opens for service at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) in late October, officials will also celebrate the end of the airport's six-year, $585 million redevelopment program.

Peoria Airport Gets New Terminal & New Name

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport (PIA) welcomed passengers into its new 125,000-square-foot terminal in late April. The larger, more modern and open space is a reflection of the local Illinois region and will serve as an "appealing front door to the community," says Gene Olson, director of airports for the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Peoria.

Amarillo Int'l Unveils Clearly Upgraded Terminal

A $52.2 million terminal renovation at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport, interrupted briefly by a rare flood, reminds passengers that they are at the center of the Texas Panhandle. Even the new glass boarding bridges, with all their European flair, highlight views of wide-open Panhandle plains.

SFO Finds Deeper Shade of Green for Terminal 2

In April, American Airlines and Virgin America flights began operating out of one of the most sustainable and modern airport terminals in the United States. With its recent $383 million renovation, Terminal 2 (T2) at San Francisco International

Nassau Airport Opens New U.S. Departures Terminal

The largest airport in The Bahamas, Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau, is becoming a source of national pride. The country's leader said so himself in February, at the grand opening of the airport's new 247,000-square-foot U.S. departures terminal.

New Replacement Airport Opens in St. George, UT

In January, the new St. George Municipal Airport (SGU) officially became a reality - and one of only two greenfield airports constructed in the nation in the last decade. The $159 million terminal and airfield replaced the city's former airport, which was perched on 274 acres atop a mesa with no room for expansion. Built prior to Sept. 11, 2001 and limited by existing infrastructure, St. George's previous airport failed to meet all of the FAA safety requirements for commercial airports.

Little Rock Nat'l Lays Financial & Operational Groundwork for New Terminal

Despite plans brewing for a new $175 million terminal at Little Rock National Airport (LIT), there's more talk of debt reduction and airline fees than carpet swatches and paint samples.

Raleigh-Durham Int'l Crowns Research Triangle with New Common-Use Terminal

After debuting a preliminary phase in October 2008, Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) formally opened its new Terminal 2 in late January. For some, the 920,000-square-foot, two-concourse facility had been a long time coming.

Houston Hobby Replaces Aging Terminal

Planning for the renovation currently underway at William P. Hobby Airport began in the mid-1990s. At the time, the 40-year-old terminal was handling roughly 8 million passengers and was already in need of updates.

Sonoma Terminal is Remodeled & Ready for the Peanuts Gang

If Snoopy were at the September open house for the $2.5 million remodel of Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County (California) Airport, he would have probably done his happy dance.

San Antonio Int'l Opens New Terminal

The broad-based expansion program at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) took a giant step forward when the $120 million Terminal B opened at the end of October. The program also includes a $44 million bi-level roadway, $13 million central utility plant and $30 million consolidated baggage handling system. The projects are designed to work in concert to help the airport provide a higher level of customer service while reducing the operating expenses of an aging terminal.

Miami Int'l Nears Completion of $2.94 Billion North Terminal

Miami International Airport is nearing completion of its $2.94 billion transformation of Concourses A through D into the new North Terminal. The work includes 1.8 million square feet of renovated space and 1.9 million square feet of new construction, including a 400,000-square-foot federal inspection facility.

Jackson Hole Airport Triples Its Capacity With Terminal Expansion & New Baggage Handling System

It's tough to beat the view from Raymond Bishop's office at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Wyoming. It features mountain scenery that tourists travel across the world to see. As director of the only U.S. airport located inside a national park (Grand Teton National Park), Bishop also has a clear view of high expectations.

Boston Logan Blazes the Full-Body Scanner Trail

Boston Logan International Airport was among the first airports in the country to use advanced imaging technology (AIT) for passenger screening. In April, it began deploying 17 full-body scanners throughout the airport.


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