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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.

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.

Raleigh-Durham Int'l Lights the Way with Airfield LEDs

A few years back, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina realized they were spending a lot of money maintaining an antiquated airfield lighting system. The lighting fixtures were subpar. The cable was old and cracking. And meg-ohm readings for many of the circuits were at zero, which meant the airport had to keep pumping up the power to feed the lights.

Boston Logan Blazes the Full-Body Scanner Trail

Boston Logan International Airport was among the first airports in the country to use advanced imaging technology (AIT) for passenger screening. In April, it began deploying 17 full-body scanners throughout the airport.

Dulles Aims for World-Class Status With Expansion of Int'l Arrivals Building

While traffic at most U.S. airports has generally declined, Washington Dulles International Airport has seen a continuing increase in international traffic - including significant gains throughout the recession.

Verdict in Search of Evidence

No matter what the economy, there are always companies that belie current conditions - successes during recessions and failures in boom times.

Detroit Metro Earns Top Honors for Healthy Concessions

Airport food used to be simple: Hot dogs spun endlessly on heated rollers, and almost everything else was deep-fried and served in a cardboard boat. Prepackaged, processed fare was easy for concessionaires, but hard on travelers' arteries and waistlines. Much to the delight of health-conscious travelers everywhere, airports are sprinkling such options throughout their food courts and terminals.

Planning on Uncertainty

In planning and designing airport terminals, there are no static certainties. Technology, facility and operational requirements are constantly evolving. Add peak-hour capacity criteria, passenger service metrics and expected facility lives of 40 to 50 years, and you have challenges better suited to fortunetelling.

SeaTac Tower Ramps Up Ground Efficiencies

After five years, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), operated by the Port of Seattle, has acclimated to having its own ramp tower to keep ground traffic flowing smoothly. With a total staff of ten, the tower operates 24/7 to control traffic into and out of 85 gates and 20 cargo hard stands.

Highway Signs Modified to Clarify Twin Cities Confusion

Driving into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) used to be a challenging and sometimes frustrating experience. But the Metropolitan Airports Commission is working to make that a thing of the past with a $1.4 million signage program executed last fall and winter.

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Raleigh-Durham Int'l Lights the Way with Airfield LEDs

A few years back, officials at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) in North Carolina realized they were spending a lot of money maintaining an antiquated airfield lighting system. The lighting fixtures were subpar. The cable was old and cracking. And meg-ohm readings for many of the circuits were at zero, which meant the airport had to keep pumping up the power to feed the lights.

Boston Logan Blazes the Full-Body Scanner Trail

Boston Logan International Airport was among the first airports in the country to use advanced imaging technology (AIT) for passenger screening. In April, it began deploying 17 full-body scanners throughout the airport.

Dulles Aims for World-Class Status With Expansion of Int'l Arrivals Building

While traffic at most U.S. airports has generally declined, Washington Dulles International Airport has seen a continuing increase in international traffic - including significant gains throughout the recession.

Verdict in Search of Evidence

No matter what the economy, there are always companies that belie current conditions - successes during recessions and failures in boom times.

Detroit Metro Earns Top Honors for Healthy Concessions

Airport food used to be simple: Hot dogs spun endlessly on heated rollers, and almost everything else was deep-fried and served in a cardboard boat. Prepackaged, processed fare was easy for concessionaires, but hard on travelers' arteries and waistlines. Much to the delight of health-conscious travelers everywhere, airports are sprinkling such options throughout their food courts and terminals.

Planning on Uncertainty

In planning and designing airport terminals, there are no static certainties. Technology, facility and operational requirements are constantly evolving. Add peak-hour capacity criteria, passenger service metrics and expected facility lives of 40 to 50 years, and you have challenges better suited to fortunetelling.

SeaTac Tower Ramps Up Ground Efficiencies

After five years, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), operated by the Port of Seattle, has acclimated to having its own ramp tower to keep ground traffic flowing smoothly. With a total staff of ten, the tower operates 24/7 to control traffic into and out of 85 gates and 20 cargo hard stands.

Highway Signs Modified to Clarify Twin Cities Confusion

Driving into Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) used to be a challenging and sometimes frustrating experience. But the Metropolitan Airports Commission is working to make that a thing of the past with a $1.4 million signage program executed last fall and winter.

Bio-based Deicers Avoid Corrosion Linked to Potassium Acetate & Formate

The calendar may say July, but Chris Farmer, director of operations at the Greater Moncton International Airport (GMIA), is thinking about snow and ice - specifically, how to keep it off his runways this winter.

Piedmont Triad Int'l Welcomes FedEx

More than a decade ago, FedEx announced it would locate its mid-Atlantic hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), in Greensboro, NC. And ever since, the airport and region have worked to prepare for the carrier's arrival.

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