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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.

Enhanced Fleet Speeds Snow Removal & Provides Volume Accounting at Montreal's Trudeau Int'l

Just like their customers, northern airports dread delays caused by snow events. To speed snow removal at Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, airport authority Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) replaced nearly all of its fleet of snow removal vehicles and attachments for the 2008/2009 season.

Crossfield Taxiway Makes Way For Bigger Things to Come at LAX

The new $88 million crossfield taxiway that opened at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) this spring does more than connect the north and south airfield complexes.

Ears to the Runway

While no one has come out and said we need a runway and ramp issue, the writing is on the wall. There's been sufficient interest and advertising support to bring you an issue of Airport Improvement dedicated exclusively to runways and ramps - a special issue with great feature articles, not just a collection of worn-out press releases.

Sustainable Sustainability

Airports around the world are "going green" with grass roofs, recycling programs, alternative energy sources, and more. In fact, it would be hard to find an airport conference where sustainability is not an integral part of the program.

JFK's Bay Runway Project Improves Pavement & Reduces Delays

After a four-month closure, the Bay Runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) reopened to traffic on June 28, just in time for the busy summer travel season. The reopening marked the completion of the first phase of a $348.1 million project to improve the physical condition of the runway and operational efficiency of the airport.

Vehicle Services & Customer Loyalty Programs Drive Up Parking Revenue

Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, and Jacksonville International Airport in Florida are making life simpler for travelers by introducing new services at their parking garages.

Jackson Hole Airport Triples Its Capacity With Terminal Expansion & New Baggage Handling System

It's tough to beat the view from Raymond Bishop's office at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Wyoming. It features mountain scenery that tourists travel across the world to see. As director of the only U.S. airport located inside a national park (Grand Teton National Park), Bishop also has a clear view of high expectations.

Self-Serve Fuel Fills Special Needs at General Aviation Airports

Self-service fueling has been a fixture at general aviation airports for decades, but some within the specialized sector say its heyday may be just over the horizon.

Consolidated Rental Car Center Cuts Traffic & Confusion at Miami Int'l

With room for 6,500 vehicles and 16 car rental companies, the new four-level, $383 million rental car center (RCC) at Miami International Airport (MIA) had an instant impact on the airport, passengers and surrounding streets when it opened in July.

Roanoke Regional Privatizes Fire & Rescue Services

For years, rescue and firefighting services for Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) in western Virginia operated out of a public joint-use station located on airport grounds. The city's structural firefighters drove out of one set of doors for standard calls such as house fires; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews used a separate set of doors and equipment for airfield incidents. In July, the airport finalized its transition from public to private ARFF services.

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Ears to the Runway

While no one has come out and said we need a runway and ramp issue, the writing is on the wall. There's been sufficient interest and advertising support to bring you an issue of Airport Improvement dedicated exclusively to runways and ramps - a special issue with great feature articles, not just a collection of worn-out press releases.

Sustainable Sustainability

Airports around the world are "going green" with grass roofs, recycling programs, alternative energy sources, and more. In fact, it would be hard to find an airport conference where sustainability is not an integral part of the program.

JFK's Bay Runway Project Improves Pavement & Reduces Delays

After a four-month closure, the Bay Runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) reopened to traffic on June 28, just in time for the busy summer travel season. The reopening marked the completion of the first phase of a $348.1 million project to improve the physical condition of the runway and operational efficiency of the airport.

Vehicle Services & Customer Loyalty Programs Drive Up Parking Revenue

Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, KY, and Jacksonville International Airport in Florida are making life simpler for travelers by introducing new services at their parking garages.

Jackson Hole Airport Triples Its Capacity With Terminal Expansion & New Baggage Handling System

It's tough to beat the view from Raymond Bishop's office at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Wyoming. It features mountain scenery that tourists travel across the world to see. As director of the only U.S. airport located inside a national park (Grand Teton National Park), Bishop also has a clear view of high expectations.

Self-Serve Fuel Fills Special Needs at General Aviation Airports

Self-service fueling has been a fixture at general aviation airports for decades, but some within the specialized sector say its heyday may be just over the horizon.

Consolidated Rental Car Center Cuts Traffic & Confusion at Miami Int'l

With room for 6,500 vehicles and 16 car rental companies, the new four-level, $383 million rental car center (RCC) at Miami International Airport (MIA) had an instant impact on the airport, passengers and surrounding streets when it opened in July.

Roanoke Regional Privatizes Fire & Rescue Services

For years, rescue and firefighting services for Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) in western Virginia operated out of a public joint-use station located on airport grounds. The city's structural firefighters drove out of one set of doors for standard calls such as house fires; aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) crews used a separate set of doors and equipment for airfield incidents. In July, the airport finalized its transition from public to private ARFF services.

San Francisco Int'l Takes Healthy Concessions Beyond California Dreamin'

It's one thing for airports to encourage tenants to promote healthy practices; it's another to insist on it. San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is straddling that line with its new Terminal 2 concessions program.

Green Airport Plaza Sprouts Up at Newark Liberty

A new $5.9 million airport plaza scheduled to open at Newark Liberty International Airport in September may foretell a new trend in landside development. According to its developer, the plaza is the first of its kind in the country.

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