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New Satellite Concourse Provides Efficient Gate Expansion at Nashville Int’l
To accommodate increased passenger demand, Nashville International Airport® (BNA®) recently constructed a standalone Satellite Concourse adjacent to its main terminal. The 89,000-square-foot structure opened in October 2023 and now houses operations primarily for Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines.
Dallas Fort Worth Int’l Bolsters Employee Security Screening Program
Efficiency and efficacy are the watchwords for employee security screening at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Denver Int’l Completes State-of-the-Art West Security Checkpoint
In the last two decades, passenger volume has nearly doubled at DEN, and security technology has changed considerably. As part of the airport’s Great Hall Program, a $2.1 billion capital improvement project, all checkpoints are moving up a level—both physically and technologically.
Harry Reid Int’l Tests Self-Service Checkpoint
For 23 years, TSA has screened passengers and their belongings at U.S. airports to help keep air travel safe. The traffic is staggering, with an average 2.5 million people passing through checkpoints at more than 430 airports each day, and even more during holidays and other surges.
Safety Management Systems: Lessons from the Airline Sector
Nearly a decade ago, the FAA Safety Organization issued a final rule requiring Part 121 certificated operators—scheduled commercial airlines—to implement Safety Management Plans. The goal was to help carriers detect and correct safety risks before they become hazards.
Historic Wildfires Prompt Kelowna Int’l to Move Commercial Flights From Day to Night
With wildfires raging throughout British Columbia last summer, two things kept Kelowna International Airport (YLW) ahead of the game: good working relationships with the provincial and national governments, and partners such as Nav Canada.
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Completes Five-Gate Addition
With an eye on growth and a heightened commitment to passenger comfort, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) unveiled a 30,000-square-foot terminal expansion in mid-February.
New ARFF Facility Boosts Efficiency, Paves Way for New Terminal at Monterey Regional
A new $9.9 million aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) station is enhancing operational efficiency at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY), as well as providing a more comfortable environment for the personnel that call it home for days at a time.
Punta Gorda Closes Runway, Powers Through Rebuild Project
File it under “good things come to those who wait.” The roughly year-long reconstruction and rehabilitation of the primary runway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) was a welcome improvement that took patience, planning and lots of enabling projects.
Moving Walkways Replace Decades-Old Monorail at Tampa Int’l
Guests at Tampa International Airport (TPA) can now use a series of moving walkways to quickly travel through the long-term parking garage to the adjacent main terminal, and vice versa.
New Outdoor Deck Relieves Passenger Congestion at Charlottetown Airport
While some airports have struggled to recover passenger traffic lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposite is true at Charlottetown Airport (YYG) on Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada. In 2023, the airport recorded 402,686 passengers—an increase of more than 18% from 2022.
Southwest Hangar Complex at Gulf Shores Int’l is Full
If Gulf Shores International Airport (JKA) were a hotel, management could hang up a “No Vacancy” sign regarding its available hangar space. Airport Director Justin Fletcher proudly reports that all 13 sites of JKA’s Southwest Corporate Hangar Complex are filled.
Hawaii Provides State-Owned Airports with Online Platform for Environmental Systems Management
Recognizing the need for robust environmental systems management, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division provides a cloud-based, no-code system for its 15 state-owned and state-operated airports.
Art Without Borders - San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) is celebrating that longtime binational bond with a temporary art exhibit titled Espacios & Lines.
Terminal Modernization at Boston Logan Has Passengers and Locals Seeing Red, But in a Good Way
Nearly 250 years after Paul Revere rode out of Boston warning of a pending advance by British Redcoats, a shimmering red coat of paint warmly welcomes international visitors to the modern airport in his colonial hometown.

Sugar Land Regional

From barbecue to football, residents in Texas like to say everything there is the "biggest and the bestest." Sugar Land Regional Airport near Houston, however, backs up the sentiment with stats and evidence.

Wildlife Working Group Improves Airfield Safety at Southwest Florida Int'l

Wildlife and airplanes don't mix; that's nothing new. What is new is how Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL, is addressing the age-old conflict. Instead of relying solely on deterrence methods, RSW is also using risk assessment strategies and bolstering inter-departmental communication about wildlife management. Last year, its efforts were recognized with an ACI Environmental Mitigation Award.

Plattsburgh Int'l Cuts Heating Costs with Solar Technology

At Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in upstate New York, heating accounted for 60% of overall energy costs. But a fully funded solar project slated for completion in late April is expected to slash next winter's heating bills.

Online Parking Reservations at Edmonton Int'l Benefit Passengers & Airport

Last August, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Alberta, Canada, introduced a 3,300-space parking facility with noteworthy services such as airline check-in and baggage drop for some passenger's and online parking reservations for all.

San Diego Int'l Uses Mobile System to Test Runway Lighting

At San Diego International Airport (SAN), runway lighting is tested on the go. A pickup pulls a two-wheeled trailer that houses an array of sensors, which feed data to a laptop computer in the cab of the truck. The trailer is also equipped with a global positioning system that pinpoints and records the exact location of underperforming lights.

New Technology Boosts Passenger Awareness at Cleveland Hopkins

Live flight tracking and weather information, coupled with advertising, has arrived on flight information display screens (FIDS) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

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.

I Saw the Future & It's Beautiful

The recent Airport Cities Conference in Memphis reminded me a lot of ground transit's Rail~Volution. The emphasis of each conference isn't just airports or train systems; it's about how the respective industries fit into the bigger picture.

Don't Forget About Landside

Without a doubt, the last two years have seen extraordinary changes in every aspect of our lives. No matter where you turn or whom you speak to, there are major economic, social and political changes happening almost daily that have directly impacted our industry and the traveling public we work to serve.

Airport Movies Take Flight

The movie begins with inspirational music and a single bubble. Soon, the bubble gives way to a bird taking flight, a hot air balloon rising and eventually an aircraft soaring through the air. The footage could be the opening for a feature film, but it actually heralds the beginning of Spirit of Aviation, a 10-minute production designed to promote the Tampa International Airport System - a project that nabbed a Silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation when it debuted in 2007.

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Plattsburgh Int'l Cuts Heating Costs with Solar Technology

At Plattsburgh International Airport (PBG) in upstate New York, heating accounted for 60% of overall energy costs. But a fully funded solar project slated for completion in late April is expected to slash next winter's heating bills.

Online Parking Reservations at Edmonton Int'l Benefit Passengers & Airport

Last August, Edmonton International Airport (EIA) in Alberta, Canada, introduced a 3,300-space parking facility with noteworthy services such as airline check-in and baggage drop for some passenger's and online parking reservations for all.

San Diego Int'l Uses Mobile System to Test Runway Lighting

At San Diego International Airport (SAN), runway lighting is tested on the go. A pickup pulls a two-wheeled trailer that houses an array of sensors, which feed data to a laptop computer in the cab of the truck. The trailer is also equipped with a global positioning system that pinpoints and records the exact location of underperforming lights.

New Technology Boosts Passenger Awareness at Cleveland Hopkins

Live flight tracking and weather information, coupled with advertising, has arrived on flight information display screens (FIDS) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

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.

I Saw the Future & It's Beautiful

The recent Airport Cities Conference in Memphis reminded me a lot of ground transit's Rail~Volution. The emphasis of each conference isn't just airports or train systems; it's about how the respective industries fit into the bigger picture.

Don't Forget About Landside

Without a doubt, the last two years have seen extraordinary changes in every aspect of our lives. No matter where you turn or whom you speak to, there are major economic, social and political changes happening almost daily that have directly impacted our industry and the traveling public we work to serve.

Airport Movies Take Flight

The movie begins with inspirational music and a single bubble. Soon, the bubble gives way to a bird taking flight, a hot air balloon rising and eventually an aircraft soaring through the air. The footage could be the opening for a feature film, but it actually heralds the beginning of Spirit of Aviation, a 10-minute production designed to promote the Tampa International Airport System - a project that nabbed a Silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation when it debuted in 2007.

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.

Helicopter Squadron One Opens Mammoth Maintenance Hangar

The U.S. Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) has one of the most critical missions in America: It shuttles President Barack Obama and other high-level government leaders throughout the Washington, D.C., area and beyond. The elite unit also tests assault support helicopters and related equipment for the Corps.

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