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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.

Airport Store Merges 8 Indianapolis Cultural Centers

Retail trends generally start on one of the coasts and sweep inward to the Midwest. Indianapolis International Airport (IND), however, is blazing a new trail from the heart of America's heartland.

Explosives Detection Goes to the Dogs

A dog's sense of smell is said to be 1,000 times more sensitive than that of humans. And Chief Steve Heim of the Nashville International Airport (BNA) Department of Public Safety has witnessed it in action.

SFO Finds Deeper Shade of Green for Terminal 2

In April, American Airlines and Virgin America flights began operating out of one of the most sustainable and modern airport terminals in the United States. With its recent $383 million renovation, Terminal 2 (T2) at San Francisco International

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.

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SFO Finds Deeper Shade of Green for Terminal 2

In April, American Airlines and Virgin America flights began operating out of one of the most sustainable and modern airport terminals in the United States. With its recent $383 million renovation, Terminal 2 (T2) at San Francisco International

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.

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