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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.

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse

Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse
Concourse G at Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is bigger and better, thanks to a comprehensive expansion and modernization project that is nearly complete. The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which owns and operates MSP and its relievers, invested $84 million to add a 50,000-square-foot expansion and modernize passenger amenities. Delta Air Lines, its project partner and sole carrier in the concourse, installed updated interior elements such as seating and service counters.

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies

New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies
In one fell swoop, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio made it easier for travelers to pick up/return rental cars, improved efficiency for rental companies and gained 1,700 parking spaces. How did it achieve this operational trifecta? By building a new $134 million rental car center that was funded by customer facility charges instituted back in 2007.

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways

Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways
The $14 million runway reconstruction that Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) completed last fall not only rebuilt its 53-year-old runway. The project also sets the stage for another airfield project that will improve safety and help ensure future viability of the airport. Runway 17-35 dates back to 1974, five years after CWA was originally constructed and opened.

Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car Center

Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car Center
Sometimes a successful project is as much about what is lost as what is gained. That’s the case for the PHX Sky Train® Stage 2 Extension at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which will open later this year. If the first two stages of the PHX Sky Train® project are any indication, there will be one big gain: a notable rise in customer satisfaction.

Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities

Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities
A major expansion project catering to the needs of general aviation traffic is well underway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in southwestern Florida. By relocating existing general aviation and FBO activities away from the main terminal area, the airport also will relieve congestion and create more room for commercial airliners.

Stennis Int’l Adds Hangar Space to Help Boost Local Economy

Stennis Int’l Adds Hangar Space to Help Boost Local Economy
There’s nothing ordinary about the traffic at Stennis International Airport (HSA) in southwestern Mississippi, so it stands to reason that many of its facilities are unconventional as well. Located near several U.S. military installations, the airport’s sole 8,498-foot runway is frequently used for pilot and equipment testing. Usually twice a week, HSA shuts off the airfield lighting so pilots from Keesler Air Force Base, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard can practice flying C-130J transport aircraft with night vision goggles.

Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies

Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies
Just like their commercial counterparts, general aviation airports need to participate in the FAA master planning process to keep federal funds flowing. Denver’s Centennial Airport and Spokane’s Felts Field recently took two very different routes to get to the same place: a 20-year plan for capital improvements.

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days
Teamwork set the tone for the award-winning rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L at Colorado Springs Airport completed last summer. And everyone on the team faced a formidable job: milling and overlaying the entire 11,022-foot asphalt surface in just 90 days to avoid working during Colorado’s unpredictable fall and winter weather while minimizing impacts to users.

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups
As the Greater Toronto Airports Authority stared down the barrel of COVID-19 back in 2020, it realized the pressing need to offer contactless concessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
It’s easy to forget you’re in a tunnel when passing between terminals A and B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement

Giving back to the community is central to what Charlotte Douglas International Airport and its operator, the City of Charlotte Aviation Department, is about, and last year was no different. 

Throughout 2022, while recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continued our efforts to have a positive impact on the Charlotte community. Of particular note, we spent the year sharing stories of how Connections Don't Just Happen at the Terminal - from creating homeownership and employment opportunities to supporting economic growth through small-business development and offering outreach programs to help residents understand the Airport better.

This whitepaper highlights the construction projects, initiatives, programs and events that validate Charlotte Douglas as a premier airport.

Download the whitepaper: 2022 Charlotte Douglas International Airport Report of Achievement.

 

 

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Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies

Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies
Just like their commercial counterparts, general aviation airports need to participate in the FAA master planning process to keep federal funds flowing. Denver’s Centennial Airport and Spokane’s Felts Field recently took two very different routes to get to the same place: a 20-year plan for capital improvements.

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days
Teamwork set the tone for the award-winning rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L at Colorado Springs Airport completed last summer. And everyone on the team faced a formidable job: milling and overlaying the entire 11,022-foot asphalt surface in just 90 days to avoid working during Colorado’s unpredictable fall and winter weather while minimizing impacts to users.

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups
As the Greater Toronto Airports Authority stared down the barrel of COVID-19 back in 2020, it realized the pressing need to offer contactless concessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
It’s easy to forget you’re in a tunnel when passing between terminals A and B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Orlando Int’l Prepares to Wow Customers With New C Terminal

Orlando Int’l Prepares to Wow Customers With New Terminal C
From gate to curb and back again, guests traveling through the new $2.75 billion terminal at Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be fully immersed in The Orlando Experience® —complete with jaw-dropping multimedia displays, full-size palm trees and a baggage system with 100% tracking. (Yes, the airport is so serious about delivering The Orlando Experience®, it actually trademarked the phrase.)

Los Angeles Int’l Achieves Diversity Milestone in Concessions Ownership

Los Angeles Int’l Achieves Diversity Milestone in Concessions Ownership
During the early days of the pandemic in Spring 2020, Enjoy Repeat’s majority business partner of three years, SSP America, began planning a full exit from LAX. But when SSP approached Greg Plummer about selling his 25% stake in their joint venture, Plummer immediately declined. And then promptly flipped the script.

New Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Features Advanced Baggage Handling System

New Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Features Advanced Baggage Handling System
When a baseball or soccer team performs above expectations, sportscasters sometimes say, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Arguably, the same could be said about the new South Concourse 1 of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). With a price tag of $310 million, the new 130,000-square-foot concourse is scheduled to open this summer with eight additional gates, all operated by Southwest Airlines.

Asheville Regional Endures Multiple Delays in Runway Replacement Project

Asheville Regional Endures Multiple Delays in Runway Replacement Project
Construction projects are often all about numbers, and recent airfield improvements at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina has some doozies. The four-phase project to replace a 50-plus-year-old runway was supposed to take five years. Instead, construction issues added three years and $40 million to the original budget.

New Facility at Coastal Carolina Regional Consolidates ARFF Ops, Boosts Efficiency

New Facility at Coastal Carolina Regional Consolidates ARFF Ops, Boosts Efficiency
Emergency response operations at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) now are more efficient and effective, thanks to a new $5.2 million facility that consolidates functions previously located in separate locations throughout the airport.

Consolidated Ground Transportation Center at Long Island MacArthur Facilitates Cascade of Other Improvements

Consolidated Ground Transportation Center at Long Island MacArthur Facilitates Cascade of Other Improvements
The new Ground Transportation Center that opened this spring at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY, combines facilities for rental car agencies with space for local buses, hotel courtesy shuttles and private vehicles working through Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing services.

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