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McCarran Int’l, Lehigh Valley Int’l Launch Coronavirus Response Campaigns
With air traffic down dramatically and the future of the COVID-19 pandemic still uncertain, this has already been a trying year for the entire industry.
Ocean City Municipal Installs Artificial Turf
The Ocean City, NJ, area is known for beaches, boardwalks and unspoiled hiking areas. But some of the very features that make it attractive for tourists and outdoor enthusiasts make it difficult for the local general aviation airport.
San Antonio Int’l Among Airports With New Checkpoint Scanners
The same high-tech scanning technology that’s used for medical imaging and screening checked baggage is gradually transitioning to passenger checkpoints at dozens of U.S. airports.
San Francisco Int’l Installs First Tote-Based Baggage System in U.S.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is turning heads with the architecture and art in Harvey Milk Terminal 1, but the rebuilt facility also includes some important less visible features. The new baggage handling system is one of its hardest-working hidden gems.
O’Hare Int’l Renovates & Expands Restrooms in Terminals 1 & 3
As part of its ongoing commitment to customer service, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) refreshes its restroom facilities on a rotating three-year cycle.
Ground Power Upgrades in the Works at Newark Int’l
Change is happening on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as United Airlines decentralizes its aging ground power systems in favor of new point-of-use ground power units (GPUs).
Lexington Blue Grass Airport Adds New Fire Station During Airfield Upgrades
Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is on pace to open a new three-story aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) facility in August. Completion of the $15 million ARFF station moves the Kentucky airport one important step closer to finishing its five-phase program to enhance taxiway safety.
Consulting Teams Working Remotely Keep Projects Moving Despite Pandemic Shutdowns
As the general public continues to shy away from commercial air travel during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, airports are finding new ways to keep their important infrastructure improvements on track.
Nashville Int’l Launches New Website Design
Nashville International Airport (BNA) has completed numerous brick-and-mortar improvements in recent years to keep pace with the region’s booming economy and population growth. And now, BNA has an improved online presence as well.
New Orleans Int’l Brings Janitorial Management In-House
When Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) officially opened the doors of its new terminal in November 2019, the facility gleamed. The concourses and updated finishes literally transformed the way nearly 25,000 passengers traveled through the airport each day.
Los Angeles Int’l Expands Pandemic Protocols with Pilot of Thermal Imaging
From the very onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Los Angeles World Airports has been aggressively pursuing new processes, protocols and technologies to keep Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) clean, healthy and safe for employees, tenants and passengers.
Pedestrian Bridge Facilitates Construction of New Arrivals & Departures Hall at LaGuardia Terminal B
New York is the city that never sleeps. That’s the level of energy brought by the private consortium that recently redeveloped the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), one of the largest airport construction projects in the world.
The Original Aviators: John Wayne Airport (JWA)
A flock of 21 bird-like sculptures perpetually soar over the baggage carousels of Terminal C at John Wayne Airport (JWA) in Santa Ana, CA.

Anchorage Int'l Airport Serves as Pit Stop for Global Cargo Carriers

As in real estate, "location, location, location" can be crucial for airports. It's especially true for Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC) in Alaska. The state-owned airport has parlayed its geographic quirk into a competitive advantage. With three runways (all longer than 10,600 feet), special ramp facilities and procedures, and a little help from the federal government, ANC has molded itself into a critical refueling stop for cargo carriers flying the skies between Asia and North America.

Florida Airports Council Launches Leadership Development Program

Every day, 10,000 Americans turn 60 and begin counting down to retirement. Many will vacate management positions, leaving behind voids of leadership and industry knowledge. This Baby Boomer exodus could be particularly problematic for airports. The Florida Airports Council is working to help its members stay ahead of the retirement curve with a three-day program to identify, train and educate emerging managers so they're ready to take the reigns as Baby Boom leaders leave.

Valet Parking Boosts Revenue at Tulsa Int'l

Airport managers wanting to maximize revenue while offering passengers an upgraded landside service option may want to take a page from the playbook at Tulsa International Airport (TUL).

Terminal Redevelopment Readies Providenciales Int'l for More Island Visitors

Every year, more than one million tourists visit the Turks and Caicos Islands, a collection of 40 islands and cays (only eight of which are inhabited) located about 550 miles southeast of Miami. With most visitors flying into Providenciales International Airport (PLS), the facility has been working hard to keep pace with the rapidly growing needs of the popular vacation destination. By the end of the year, PLS will complete a two-phase, $50 million expansion and renovation project designed to do just that; but longer-term provisions are also in the works.

The "10 Commandments" of Consolidated Rental Car Center Design

Over the last 15 years, consolidated rental car facilities have become a new feature at airports large and small across the country. Well-conceived versions bring real value to rental car customers, airports and rental car companies alike.

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Regional Airports Improve Customer Service with Website Services

With increased security requirements, uncontrollable weather delays and oversold flights, it's tough to please air travelers. Two small airports are enhancing their websites to help the cause.

Traffic Growth Spurs Airside Expansion at Ottawa Int'l

After Ottawa International opened its $310 million Passenger Terminal Building in October 2003, the Airport Authority had little time to relish its accomplishment before significant traffic growth triggered another expansion. Every year, passenger loads kept exceeding the previous record-breaking total.

Airport Growth Prompts Fueling

With approximately 1,600 aircraft operations each day and well over 40 million passengers each year, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has undergone a number of expansions to keep up with its traffic. As PHX added gates, concourses and terminals, its fueling facilities steadily expanded behind the scenes, too - most recently with the installation of a fifth storage tank for $600,000.

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.

NFL Quarterback Helps Promote Lambert USO at Least Two Ranks

A privately funded $300,000 renovation of the USO facility at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is dovetailing nicely with other airport-backed improvements being made throughout the main terminal. Marc Bulger, quarterback of the St. Louis Rams, teamed with a local radio personality to help raise the funds for the recently completed renovation and expansion.

Taking Care of Good Asphalt Pavements

Can you name the largest asset owned by taxpayers? It's infrastructure. Recent calculations value our highway system alone at nearly $80 trillion!

Florida Airport Acts as Own General Contractor for Inline Baggage System

Foregoing the use of a general contractor and managing a design/build process itself, Florida's Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) added inline baggage operations at half the cost of traditional engineered build methods.

Intermodal Center Expands Port of Huntsville's Air Cargo Capabilities

The Port of Huntsville in Alabama opened its new, 92,000-square-foot air cargo building in May, achieving a milestone toward its mission to provide quality intermodal transportation services to a diverse customer base and expand the economy of the Tennessee Valley region.

Houston Intercontinental Fixes Premature Runway Crazing

Earlier this year, Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport fixed a problem that had been brewing for years. One of its most critical runways, 9-27, reopened after crews repaired premature crazing - closely spaced top-down cracking, tearing, corrugation and ripples in the asphalt of the landing areas and high-speed exit areas.

Five Florida Airports Adopt Hands-free, Cash-free Parking Payment to Go Green

Increasing use of SunPass Plus for automated payment of parking fees has customer convenience spreading like sunshine throughout airports in the State of Florida.

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