Category - Terminals

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.

Dulles Aims for World-Class Status With Expansion of Int'l Arrivals Building

While traffic at most U.S. airports has generally declined, Washington Dulles International Airport has seen a continuing increase in international traffic - including significant gains throughout the recession.

Forecast Looks Sunny & Clear for New Florida Airport

As the first international commercial airport to open in the United States in more than a decade, the $307 million Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has many success stories: Budgets were met. Deadlines were beat. And net environmental gains were achieved.

$1.3 Billion Modernization Project Redefines San Jose International

In mid-June, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) was on pace to complete its comprehensive $1.3 billion modernization project on schedule and under budget by month's end.

Management Firm Strives to Make JFK's Terminal 4 Picture Perfect

Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York maintained a thriving film career. The bustling international terminal routinely appears as a backdrop in everything from major movies and television series to travel articles and corporate brochures.

Newport News Makes Headlines With New Concourse & Runway Rehab

There's plenty of good news at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) in Virginia: Construction of a new $13 million concourse has doubled the airport's gate capacity from six to 12. Its largest runway recently underwent a $16 million rehabilitation.

Digital Art Display Proves to be an LA Showstopper

Los Angeles International Airport is putting on the Ritz and a touch of Hollywood glitz with its new $6 million digital art installation.

LAX Completes $723 MillionRenovation in March

International travelers arriving in Los Angeles expect a little pizzazz in the land of movie stars and endless beaches. But until recently, the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) greeted them with cramped spaces, dark and dingy corridors and outdated infrastructure.

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.

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