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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.

Richmond Int'l Adds New Post-Security Dining Option

With the increased screening measures that have evolved in the last 10 years, getting through security checkpoints as soon as possible has become a primary objective for many travelers. However, once on the "other side," sit-down dining options can be hard to come by.

Austin-Bergstrom Overhauls Security System

Roughly two years ago, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) went live with a complete overhaul of its security system. The $9.8 million system provided necessary upgrades and left room and capability for future growth.

Raleigh-Durham Int'l Crowns Research Triangle with New Common-Use Terminal

After debuting a preliminary phase in October 2008, Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) formally opened its new Terminal 2 in late January. For some, the 920,000-square-foot, two-concourse facility had been a long time coming.

A Sticky Wicket

A checked bag fee of $20 is a harder pill to swallow than a $7 PFC, right? Not true.

"Train-to-Plane" Rail Connection Expected to Reclaim Marketshare for Oakland Int'l

Reliability has long been a shining star for Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Northern California. Among the 40 largest airports in the nation, nearly 5 million passengers depart OAK each year to destinations worldwide, and they consistently give it top marks for on-time service.

Getting a Grip on Runways

Over the last 15 years, more than 100 fatalities have occ urred as A result of aircraft overruns directly related to "poor" runwa y braking action. The key to lowering this number is proper runway friction testing. While accidents like those at Chicago Midway Airport in 2005 and Broome County Airport in 1989 have led to improved technologies and testing practices, there is still room for improvement.

In-House Police Retained & Reorganized at Jacksonville Int'l

After investigating the option of contracting out police services for Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) recently decided to keep services in-house, but make some changes to the department.

Aerotropolis or Multi-Modal Hub -There Is a Difference

Globalization of the economy has made every metropolitan area a competitor in the world economy. Strengthening access to world markets has consequently become a primary issue because areas with greater access have a distinct advantage over those with less access.

Houston Hobby Replaces Aging Terminal

Planning for the renovation currently underway at William P. Hobby Airport began in the mid-1990s. At the time, the 40-year-old terminal was handling roughly 8 million passengers and was already in need of updates.

DFW Highlights Healthy Fare

Not many days go by without some form of market research occurring at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). It's so common, listening to customers is considered standard operating procedure.

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Raleigh-Durham Int'l Crowns Research Triangle with New Common-Use Terminal

After debuting a preliminary phase in October 2008, Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) formally opened its new Terminal 2 in late January. For some, the 920,000-square-foot, two-concourse facility had been a long time coming.

A Sticky Wicket

A checked bag fee of $20 is a harder pill to swallow than a $7 PFC, right? Not true.

"Train-to-Plane" Rail Connection Expected to Reclaim Marketshare for Oakland Int'l

Reliability has long been a shining star for Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Northern California. Among the 40 largest airports in the nation, nearly 5 million passengers depart OAK each year to destinations worldwide, and they consistently give it top marks for on-time service.

Getting a Grip on Runways

Over the last 15 years, more than 100 fatalities have occ urred as A result of aircraft overruns directly related to "poor" runwa y braking action. The key to lowering this number is proper runway friction testing. While accidents like those at Chicago Midway Airport in 2005 and Broome County Airport in 1989 have led to improved technologies and testing practices, there is still room for improvement.

In-House Police Retained & Reorganized at Jacksonville Int'l

After investigating the option of contracting out police services for Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) recently decided to keep services in-house, but make some changes to the department.

Aerotropolis or Multi-Modal Hub -There Is a Difference

Globalization of the economy has made every metropolitan area a competitor in the world economy. Strengthening access to world markets has consequently become a primary issue because areas with greater access have a distinct advantage over those with less access.

Houston Hobby Replaces Aging Terminal

Planning for the renovation currently underway at William P. Hobby Airport began in the mid-1990s. At the time, the 40-year-old terminal was handling roughly 8 million passengers and was already in need of updates.

DFW Highlights Healthy Fare

Not many days go by without some form of market research occurring at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). It's so common, listening to customers is considered standard operating procedure.

FAA, Randolph County Support General Aviation with New Runway

When the Randolph County Airport broke ground for a new runway last summer, it was the largest FAA-funded general aviation project in Indiana history.

Sarasota-Bradenton Upgrades HVAC & Adds Surge Protection

After a full year operating two new variable-speed magnetic-bearing HVAC chillers, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Florida is saving the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority $10,000 to $12,000 per month in utility fees - an approximate 30% cut in electrical consumption for the recently upgraded terminal.

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