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New Terminal Connector Improves Passenger Accessibility at Los Angeles Int’l
Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have opened the final phases of their joint Delta Sky Way project at Los Angeles International Airport, a combined investment of $2.3 billion to revitalize one of the airline’s key hubs.
Rapidly Growing Volume of Oversized Baggage Prompts System Redesign at Salt Lake City Int’l
Snowbird. Deer Valley. Park City. The natural peaks around Salt Lake City that create sought-after runs for skiers also create problematic peak days for oversized baggage at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
Automated Exit Safeguards and Welcomes Passengers Arriving at Oakland Int’l
Striking a balance between creating an inviting atmosphere for travelers and adhering to rigid security requirements is a familiar challenge for airport operators worldwide.
Watertown Regional Builds Old-School Charm Into New Terminal
Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) in South Dakota is an important travel gateway for the small city’s 22,000-plus residents and surrounding neighbors.
Airports Apply Heavy Surface Treatment to Increase Service Life of Asphalt Runways
The history of airfield pavement is filled with products and technologies originally developed for the road and highway industry.
Plane Train Extension is on Track for 2025 Delivery at Atlanta Int’l
Leadership at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is in a continuous cycle of investing in new approaches to efficiently accommodate the growing passenger numbers. To that end, a series of ATLNext development projects have been executed in plain sight.
St. Louis Int’l Looks to Future With Master Plan Projects to Consolidated Terminals
The master planning process is about provisioning for the future, and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is a prime example of why it’s so important.
Sedona Airport Increases Fuel Capacity
Leaders at Sedona Airport (SEZ) in Arizona knew they were on the clock to build a new fuel farm. The decades-old facility at SEZ had a hard time keeping up with customer demand. And, even worse, the fuel tanks themselves were rapidly deteriorating. A long-term solution was needed in the near term.
Private Terminal at Atlanta Int’l Offers Commercial Passengers VIP Treatment
Airline passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) can now experience the privacy and luxury typically only available to corporate and general aviation customers, thanks to a private terminal.
Can-Do Concession at San Francisco Int’l Comes Through for Customers in a Pinch
Major international airports receive countless requests every day from the millions of travelers they serve each year. Many of the requests are routine, but given the sheer number of people involved, there’s no telling what travelers may need.
British Columbia Community Backs Runway Project to Keep Local Airport Operating
Golden Municipal Airport (YGE), which is owned, operated and funded by its namesake town, does not support scheduled passenger service.
“Wingless Travel” Takes Flight at Regional Airports
When passengers choose to travel from a small regional airport to a larger hub, most assume a small regional jet will take them from Point A to Point B.
Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers
There’s something inherently exciting and interesting about airports. That’s why it can be incredibly effective when an airport allows people outside the industry onto its property for fundraising events such as car shows or an old-fashioned tug of war against a 757 cargo plane.
The Sky’s the Limit - Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The exhibit is displayed in SDF’s central rotunda, just outside the entrances of both concourses.
MidAmerica Airport Expands, Renovates to Meet Passenger Growth
Big things are happening in the middle of the United States. This summer, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) in Mascoutah, IL, celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated terminal.

British Columbia Community Backs Runway Project to Keep Local Airport Operating

British Columbia Community Backs Runway Project to Keep Local Airport Operating
Golden Municipal Airport (YGE), which is owned, operated and funded by its namesake town, does not support scheduled passenger service. It does, however, serve the residents of Golden and the surrounding Columbia Shuswap Regional District by providing air access to the popular tourist area via private aircraft.

“Wingless Travel” Takes Flight at Regional Airports

“Wingless Travel” Takes Flight at Regional Airports
When passengers choose to travel from a small regional airport to a larger hub, most assume a small regional jet will take them from Point A to Point B. However, this sweeping generalization has recently been upended with the introduction of “wingless flights” in areas surrounding Denver, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Sweet Charity: Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers

Airports Large and Small Open Their Facilities to Support Local Fundraisers
There’s something inherently exciting and interesting about airports. That’s why it can be incredibly effective when an airport allows people outside the industry onto its property for fundraising events such as car shows or an old-fashioned tug of war against a 757 cargo plane.

MidAmerica Airport Expands, Renovates to Meet Passenger Growth

MidAmerica Airport Expands, Renovates to Meet Passenger Growth
Big things are happening in the middle of the United States. This summer, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) in Mascoutah, IL, celebrated the grand opening of its newly expanded and renovated terminal. The $34 million project added 42,000 square feet, nearly doubling the terminal size to help respond to tremendous passenger growth in recent years.

Miami Int’l Tests Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Deterrence Technologies

Miami Int’l Tests Perimeter Intrusion Detection and Deterrence Technologies
Miami International Airport (MIA) is one of two locations partnering with TSA to evaluate cutting-edge perimeter intrusion detection and deterrence technologies. The tools being tested—video surveillance, video analytics, laser walls, ground-based radar, etc.—were integrated into the existing security and operations center at MIA for a two-year pilot program.

Flagstaff Pulliam Implements Paid Parking Program

Flagstaff Pulliam Implements Paid Parking Program
As the closest commercial airport to the Grand Canyon and red rock area of Sedona, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) itself is very scenic. Sitting on nearly 800 acres of former U.S. Forest Service land, the city-owned airport has stunning mountain views for tourists and other visitors.

Airports Reap the Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing

Airports Reap the Benefits of Cooperative Purchasing
Hundreds of airports are harnessing the power of cooperative purchasing for everything from pencils to multimillion-dollar fire trucks to airfield striping services, and they’re enjoying streamlined procurement and often better pricing as a result.

Digital Storefronts Drum Up Support for Airports

When Haley Abbas is tooling around Grand Rapids, MI, she finds it extremely gratifying to see people, young and old, wearing hats, sweatshirts and other swag celebrating the 60th anniversary of Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR).

Centennial Airport is Leading the Way With Unleaded Avgas

Centennial Airport is Leading the Way With Unleaded Avgas
In early May, Centennial Airport (APA) in Englewood, CO, became that state’s first airport to offer unleaded aviation gas for piston-engine aircraft. The active general aviation facility is even offsetting associated costs for early adopters who buy the more expensive eco-friendly alternative.

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Truckee Tahoe Airport Goes All-in on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Truckee Tahoe Airport Goes All-in on Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Truckee Tahoe Airport (TRK) in California recently made a bold environmental move by changing from standard Jet A to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The general aviation airport started offering SAF several years ago, with a goal of gradually increasing the percentage sold to 100% by the end of 2023. However, airport officials decided to accelerate the process and completed the transition by June instead.

Pittsburgh Int’l Adds On-Site Childcare Center

Pittsburgh Int’l Adds On-Site Childcare Center
As airports across North America feel the squeeze of a tight labor pool, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) recently unveiled an appealing perk to help attract and retain employees. In September, a daycare center inside its landside terminal opened under the management of nationwide chain La Petite Academy.

McKinney National Provisions for Surging Corporate Sector

McKinney National Provisions for Surging Corporate Sector
Despite a pair of Texas-sized setbacks, McKinney National Airport (TKI) recently unveiled nearly $17 million of improvements to boost service for corporate travelers flocking into the booming Dallas Metroplex through its facilities. The McKinney Air Center came online in September and immediately wowed visitors with its two-story grand lobby, natural lighting and first-class fixtures.

Round-the-Clock Work Helps Cheyenne Regional Finish Paving Project On Time

Round-the-Clock Work Helps Cheyenne Regional Finish Paving Project On Time
It snowed on April 4, 2023, in Cheyenne, WY. That’s the day Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) closed its main runway to commercial traffic for the final paving phase of a multi-year reconstruction project. From that day until Sept. 9, when the first flight full of SkyWest Airlines passengers took off from the new pavement, crews endured the second-wettest year in Cheyenne history.

Recycling at its Finest - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

Recycling at its Finest - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) architects integrated the stained glass in the ceiling above the main escalators into plans for the new building.

Finish Line in Sight at St. Louis Lambert Int’l

Finish Line in Sight at St. Louis Lambert Int’l
A major rehabilitation of the main runway at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is nearing completion. Runway 12R-30L, which handles about 40% of the airport’s flight operations, is scheduled to reopen sometime in November after being closed for the last two construction seasons.

Toronto City Airport Leads the Move to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foam

Toronto City Airport Leads the Move to Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foam
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) has wrestled an issue to the ground that other airports throughout the world are still grappling with—the use of fire suppressant foam that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are linked to harmful effects for humans and the environment.

New Apron Lighting Resolves Glaring Issues at Dallas Love Field

New Apron Lighting Resolves Glaring Issues at Dallas Love Field
Pilots, baggage handlers and ground crews at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) are seeing things in a different light these days, courtesy of a $1.7 million upgrade of lighting fixtures around the terminal apron.

Pangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger, Greener Future With Apron Expansion

Pangborn Memorial Readies for Bigger, Greener Future With Apron Expansion
When it comes to airport improvements, some projects satisfy current needs and others address long-term growth or environmental goals. The latest development at Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) checks all three boxes.

San Francisco Int’l Expedites Project to Repave Runway and Replace Lighting

San Francisco Int’l Expedites Project to Repave Runway and Replace Lighting
Earlier this year, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) revealed plans to repave its shortest runway, 1L-19R, with new asphalt. That’s not unusual, because the airport regularly performs minor routine maintenance on its four runways combined with a full repaving every 10 to 12 years based on usage.

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