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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.

Rooks County Consolidates Two Grass Strips into One New Airport

February marks the opening of the first new airport built in Kansas since 1989: Rooks County Regional. The new airport replaces two low-use grass airstrips in the cities of Plainville and Stockton with a paved runway on newly acquired property in between.

Independent, Integrated Lab Puts Baggage Systems to the Test

The Airport Integration Test Lab was officially inaugurated at Vic Thompson Company (VTC) headquarters in Arlington, TX, in October to offer objective third-party testing of baggage systems and passenger screening in an operationally realistic environment.

Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Establishes New Model

Elements of the 1 million-square-foot baggage handling system that began operating in Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) last May could start appearing in other airports throughout the nation. In addition to eliciting compliments from passengers and the firms involved with the project, the new system received the ultimate nod: TSA plans to use it as a prototype for how other airports should model their in-line systems.

Business Booms When Landside Development is Done Right

Although they're thousands of miles apart, the landside developments at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) have a lot in common. Both airports successfully developed on-site land to build opportunities, create jobs and better serve the airport and surrounding communities.

Parking Garage at Portland Int'l Includes Office Space & Green Features

The new combination parking garage/office building at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon was designed to be an energy-efficient structure, and statistics from its first year of operation are bearing that out.

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.

Are You Leveraging Your Natural Resources?

Airports generally aren't situated atop deposits of minerals, gas or other resources that can readily be turned into cash. And taking passengers' gold and silver fillings is probably out of the question. There are, however, ways to mine airports' other hidden assets.

New Terminal Features $6 Million Art Collection

Sacramento International Airport's new central Terminal B was not only the largest construction project in Sacramento County's history, it also houses the county's largest public art project to date.

Dual-Track People Mover Connects Landside & Airside Facilities

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) wanted a showcase system to transport people between its new landside terminal and airside concourse, and it got exactly that.

Common-Use Passenger Processing & Smart Technology Permeate Terminal B

The new Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) opened for operations in early October, travelers, tenants and airlines stepped into a state-of-the-art facility. The new information technology system that was installed replaces elements that had been online since 1967.

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2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement

Giving back to the community is central to what Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its operator, the City of Charlotte Aviation Department, is about, and last year was no different. 

Throughout 2022, while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued our efforts to have a positive impact on the Charlotte community. Of particular note, we spent the year sharing stories of how Connections Don't Just Happen at the Terminal - from creating homeownership and employment opportunities to supporting economic growth through small-business development and offering outreach programs to help residents understand the Airport better.

This whitepaper highlights the construction projects, initiatives, programs and events that validate Charlotte Douglas as a premier airport.

Download the whitepaper: 2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement.

 

 

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Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Establishes New Model

Elements of the 1 million-square-foot baggage handling system that began operating in Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) last May could start appearing in other airports throughout the nation. In addition to eliciting compliments from passengers and the firms involved with the project, the new system received the ultimate nod: TSA plans to use it as a prototype for how other airports should model their in-line systems.

Business Booms When Landside Development is Done Right

Although they're thousands of miles apart, the landside developments at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) have a lot in common. Both airports successfully developed on-site land to build opportunities, create jobs and better serve the airport and surrounding communities.

Parking Garage at Portland Int'l Includes Office Space & Green Features

The new combination parking garage/office building at Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon was designed to be an energy-efficient structure, and statistics from its first year of operation are bearing that out.

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.

Are You Leveraging Your Natural Resources?

Airports generally aren't situated atop deposits of minerals, gas or other resources that can readily be turned into cash. And taking passengers' gold and silver fillings is probably out of the question. There are, however, ways to mine airports' other hidden assets.

New Terminal Features $6 Million Art Collection

Sacramento International Airport's new central Terminal B was not only the largest construction project in Sacramento County's history, it also houses the county's largest public art project to date.

Dual-Track People Mover Connects Landside & Airside Facilities

Sacramento International Airport (SMF) wanted a showcase system to transport people between its new landside terminal and airside concourse, and it got exactly that.

Common-Use Passenger Processing & Smart Technology Permeate Terminal B

The new Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) opened for operations in early October, travelers, tenants and airlines stepped into a state-of-the-art facility. The new information technology system that was installed replaces elements that had been online since 1967.

Airside Concourse Provides Sacramento Feel with the Comforts of Home

The 316,000-square-foot airside concourse in the new Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) includes 19 gates, concessions with local ties, upgraded seating with built-in power and a dual-shuttle automated people mover to connect it to the landside terminal.

Landside Terminal Focuses on the Customer

When Sacramento International Airport (SMF) built the new four-story, 424,000-square-foot landside portion of its new Terminal B, "passenger experience" was a top design criterion. The result, say team and airport officials, is an airy building with clean lines that is easy for visitors to navigate.

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