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Vancouver Int’l Expands Int’l Pier to Accommodate More Passengers
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) opened its Pier D expansion in June 2022, adding eight new international wide-body departure gates. From a practical standpoint, the project was Vancouver Airport Authority’s way of keeping pace with growth in international traffic.
Ford Int’l Builds New Airport Operations Center
Creating a better workspace was the driving force in early 2020 when executives at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) committed to building a new operations center.
Long-Awaited Rail Extension Is Just the Ticket to Spur Growth at Washington Dulles
Nearly 60 years and billions of dollars in the making, the Silver Line Extension opened Nov. 15, 2022, connecting customers to six new stations, including one at Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).
Deeper Partnerships Yield Additional Advertising Revenue at Ontario Int’l
The Ontario International Airport Authority Board approved an agreement with Fuse Advancement LLC to collaborate with airport staff on a new advertising and sponsorship sales model. The new partnership, which began in 2021, emphasizes continual growth by building on joint relationships.
Charlotte-Douglas Int’l Begins $3.1 Billion Expansion Amid More Passenger Growth
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is in the early stages of a long-term capacity enhancement program to address three decades of growth and prepare for the future.
Canyonlands Regional Upgrades its Parking Payment/Collections System
Canyonlands Regional Airport (CNY) made the move from an archaic, manual strategy for collecting parking payments to a modern pay-by-phone system last spring.
New Taxiway at Myrtle Beach Int’l Improves Airfield Safety, Frees Space for Terminal Expansion
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) got three wins from one project when it completed a $60 million taxiway reconstruction in 2021. Taxiway A, which ran parallel to MYR’s sole runway and served its commercial terminal, was one of the few remaining vestiges of a former military base.
Miami Int’l Serves as TSA Test Site for Technologies to Help Detect Drones
Miami Int’l Airport (MIA) ranks among the busiest airports in the world, with about 43,000 takeoffs and landings a month. Naturally, the bustling airport makes safety a top priority. But unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using drones present a growing safety risk.
New Control Tower Sparks Growth at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Opens Pathway for Other Airports With Contract Towers
The recent addition of an upgraded air traffic control tower has given Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA) an inside track to welcoming more passengers while supporting a surge in aviation-related commercial development. Last August, AZA activated its John S.
Expansion, Renovations at Orlando Sanford Int’l Eliminate Pain Points, Streamline Operations
A comprehensive $60 million makeover at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) has streamlined operations and made travel easier for passengers.
Nueces County Airport Installs New Fuel Tanks and Dispensing Station
Nueces County Airport (RBO), is a small general aviation airport located in Robstown, TX - about 30 miles west of Corpus Christi and the Gulf of Mexico. RBO doesn’t have to deal with snow or ice. However, occasional hurricanes and tropical storms coming off the Gulf do pose a real threat.
Runway Project? What Runway Project? - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Transitions uses abstract representations of checkered racing flags and other local icons to obscure the view of reconstruction work occurring on Runway 5R-23L.
Portland Int’l Taps Local, Renewable Resource for Seismically Resilient Wooden Roof
The new 9-acre structure will help double the square footage inside the terminal and includes 2.5 million board feet of Douglas fir lumber, with curves supported by glulam (glue-laminated) beams.

Airports Share Healthy Habits - & Fewer Viruses - With Travelers

Concerns about the health and safety of employees, tenants and the traveling public have prompted action at airports worldwide.

Wheeler Airport Builds New Hangars to Meet Private Aircraft Demand

The Kansas City Aviation Department faced quite a conundrum a few years ago - what to do about its general aviation facility, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport.

Detroit Metro Uses Stimulus Funds for Runway Reconstruction

Crosswind runway 9L/27R at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) was originally scheduled for reconstruction from summer 2009 to summer 2011. But the project was fast-tracked to just four months after a section of the pavement failed and the 35-year-old runway was shut down in February 2009.

Key West Shares Terminal Construction Risk with Contractor

Key West, FL, is an escape to paradise for millions of visitors every year. It's anything but, though, for construction projects. Literally located at mile marker zero, Key West International Airport faced unique challenges during its recent, much-needed $31 million terminal improvement project.

Software Service Streamlines Payroll Interface at Piedmont Triad

Employees at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC, no longer clock in and out. It's all done via the Internet; and so is requesting time off. The airport's entire time and attendance process was streamlined when it began using a web-hosted service last spring.

Houston Intercontintal Readies Facilities for Latin American Cargo Business

Given its location, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston should be an attractive airport for cargo companies flying goods to and from Latin America. Until recently, though, it didn't have the infrastructure or logistics partners to accommodate the volume of perishable goods such companies typically ship.

ATL Service Concessions Offer First-Class Experiences to All Visitors

"Road-weary" travelers can get some much-needed rest and a little extra pampering at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Minute Suites and XpresSpa locations were recently added as a direct response to passenger requests.

Milwaukee's General Mitchell Orders First U.S. Pavement Marking Audit

Officials at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) saw the markings on the pavement, so to speak, when they decided to improve the airport's airfield markings.

Non-Traditional Methods Increase Security at Miami Int'l

Technology reigns supreme in airport security - from increasingly fast baggage screening systems to puffer machines able to detect mere traces of explosives on passengers. But focusing solely on equipment is a mistake, say some security experts.

Terminal Makeover Finally a Reality at Anchorage Int'l

After more than a decade of design, demolition and construction, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is hosting travelers in a completely renovated terminal.

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Detroit Metro Uses Stimulus Funds for Runway Reconstruction

Crosswind runway 9L/27R at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) was originally scheduled for reconstruction from summer 2009 to summer 2011. But the project was fast-tracked to just four months after a section of the pavement failed and the 35-year-old runway was shut down in February 2009.

Key West Shares Terminal Construction Risk with Contractor

Key West, FL, is an escape to paradise for millions of visitors every year. It's anything but, though, for construction projects. Literally located at mile marker zero, Key West International Airport faced unique challenges during its recent, much-needed $31 million terminal improvement project.

Software Service Streamlines Payroll Interface at Piedmont Triad

Employees at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC, no longer clock in and out. It's all done via the Internet; and so is requesting time off. The airport's entire time and attendance process was streamlined when it began using a web-hosted service last spring.

Houston Intercontintal Readies Facilities for Latin American Cargo Business

Given its location, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston should be an attractive airport for cargo companies flying goods to and from Latin America. Until recently, though, it didn't have the infrastructure or logistics partners to accommodate the volume of perishable goods such companies typically ship.

ATL Service Concessions Offer First-Class Experiences to All Visitors

"Road-weary" travelers can get some much-needed rest and a little extra pampering at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Minute Suites and XpresSpa locations were recently added as a direct response to passenger requests.

Milwaukee's General Mitchell Orders First U.S. Pavement Marking Audit

Officials at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) saw the markings on the pavement, so to speak, when they decided to improve the airport's airfield markings.

Non-Traditional Methods Increase Security at Miami Int'l

Technology reigns supreme in airport security - from increasingly fast baggage screening systems to puffer machines able to detect mere traces of explosives on passengers. But focusing solely on equipment is a mistake, say some security experts.

Terminal Makeover Finally a Reality at Anchorage Int'l

After more than a decade of design, demolition and construction, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is hosting travelers in a completely renovated terminal.

State of Play

All too often when we look at our airports, businesses and industry, it's difficult to pinpoint when direction has changed or momentum has shifted. When did we fall into a recession and then climb out? When did sustainability become so important to airports? When did a $4.50 PFC become inadequate?

The Virtues of Transparency

We hear a lot about transparency lately, especially in light of the federal stimulus package that is introducing $787 billion into the national economy.

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