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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.

American Creates New Model for JFK Fueling Systems

American Airlines unveiled its new $1.3 billion Terminal 8 at New York City's JFK International Airport last year with little mention of the new, state-of-the-art fueling system it completed at the same time.

New Connector Opens Concessions Opportunities at Philly Int'l

Borrowing from its own playbook, Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is developing concessions for Terminals D and E using a scaled-down version of the strategy it used in the Terminal B/C Connector a decade ago.

ATL Proves It's Never Too Late to Go Green

A lot has changed since the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was built in late 1970s. Sustainable design wasn't yet a hot topic among architects, and green building standards were decades from being established.

Happy Anniversary

No airport's project work is ever complete (and I'm not talking about change orders here). Fluctuating passenger numbers and obsolescence dictate this. And fortunately, people are never tapped out of good ideas either. These truths were instrumental in the creation of Airport Improvement magazine.

Congestion is a Thing of the Future - Again

Our short-term 2009 outlook includes high single-digit enplanement declines similar to what most airports experienced in 2008. Uncertainty remains, however, as both carrier supply and passenger demand are tied to economic and financial market conditions that remain in transition...

Reno's New ARFF Facility Pays

Visitors can gamble on just about anything in Reno, NV. But airport officials don't leave safety and security to chance. An $11.9 million aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) facility completed last August at Tahoe-Reno International Airport (RNO) helps stack the odds in their favor.

DFW Pioneers Runway Safety with New Perimeter Taxiway

When Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened one of the nation's first perimeter taxiways in December 2008, years of work in airfield design came to fruition.

Upgraded Baggage System Takes Over Commuter Apron in Pittsburgh

With the implementation of the North Terminal Inline EDS Project, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) can now claim the largest conveyor system in the country with 100% in-line bag screening.

Atlanta's Airside Reconfiguration Nears Completion

As the busiest passenger airport in the world, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) is a fast-paced environment. And Delta Air Lines is keeping right in step as it wraps up a $26 million concourse revamp in less than two years.

Boulder City Municipal Beefs Up Security

As a small, predominantly general aviation airport, Boulder City Municipal (BVU) in Nevada had relatively small security issues: teenagers riding motorcycles on the runway at night; cars with no business at the airport driving through the hangar area; and people "procuring" gasoline for their boats afterhours.

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ATL Proves It's Never Too Late to Go Green

A lot has changed since the terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) was built in late 1970s. Sustainable design wasn't yet a hot topic among architects, and green building standards were decades from being established.

Happy Anniversary

No airport's project work is ever complete (and I'm not talking about change orders here). Fluctuating passenger numbers and obsolescence dictate this. And fortunately, people are never tapped out of good ideas either. These truths were instrumental in the creation of Airport Improvement magazine.

Congestion is a Thing of the Future - Again

Our short-term 2009 outlook includes high single-digit enplanement declines similar to what most airports experienced in 2008. Uncertainty remains, however, as both carrier supply and passenger demand are tied to economic and financial market conditions that remain in transition...

Reno's New ARFF Facility Pays

Visitors can gamble on just about anything in Reno, NV. But airport officials don't leave safety and security to chance. An $11.9 million aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) facility completed last August at Tahoe-Reno International Airport (RNO) helps stack the odds in their favor.

DFW Pioneers Runway Safety with New Perimeter Taxiway

When Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) opened one of the nation's first perimeter taxiways in December 2008, years of work in airfield design came to fruition.

Upgraded Baggage System Takes Over Commuter Apron in Pittsburgh

With the implementation of the North Terminal Inline EDS Project, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) can now claim the largest conveyor system in the country with 100% in-line bag screening.

Atlanta's Airside Reconfiguration Nears Completion

As the busiest passenger airport in the world, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International (ATL) is a fast-paced environment. And Delta Air Lines is keeping right in step as it wraps up a $26 million concourse revamp in less than two years.

Boulder City Municipal Beefs Up Security

As a small, predominantly general aviation airport, Boulder City Municipal (BVU) in Nevada had relatively small security issues: teenagers riding motorcycles on the runway at night; cars with no business at the airport driving through the hangar area; and people "procuring" gasoline for their boats afterhours.

Cincinnati Goes Digital to Convert Static Terminal Ads to Video

Passengers at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport now have a little more eye candy to help keep them entertained and informed.

Public-Private Partnership Yields New Cargo Complex at Chicago Rockford

Chicago Rockford International (RFD) is currently the 18th busiest air cargo airport in the United States in terms of landed weight, but it doesn't plan on holding that position for long. With Phase 1 of a new International Cargo Complex recently complete, it's poised to climb much farther up the list.

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