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Terminal Modernization at Boston Logan Has Passengers and Locals Seeing Red, But in a Good Way
Nearly 250 years after Paul Revere rode out of Boston warning of a pending advance by British Redcoats, a shimmering red coat of paint warmly welcomes international visitors to the modern airport in his colonial hometown.
Terminal Expansion at Kansas City Int’l Prompts New Snow Removal Strategy and Equipment
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) recently underwent a transformative expansion, not only reshaping its terminal but also nearly tripling the size of its apron. In true domino fashion, those improvements created the need for a whole new approach to snow removal.
A new glycol recycling facility opened at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) featuring first-of-its-kind deicing technology for the United States.
Vancouver Int’l Turns Untimely Winter Storms Into Opportunity for Improvement
Staff members at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia refer to the experience almost cryptically as “the Four Days in December.” And it’s as ominous as it sounds.
LaGuardia’s New Chase Sapphire Lounge is a Rare Gem
Designers and planners who created the luxe Chase Sapphire Lounge at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York “went for gold” regarding aesthetics, amenities and overall building standards. And they seem to have succeeded on all accounts.
Sarasota-Bradenton Int’l Adds New Cellphone Lot With Improved Amenities
The rapid growth at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)—a whopping 230% increase in passenger volume in the last five years—has brought smiles to the faces of management. But it also created an associated increase in vehicle traffic that caused curbside congestion at the terminal.
Massive Restroom Renovations in Progress at Miami Int’l
Miami International Airport (MIA) is undergoing a comprehensive renovation of more than 200 restrooms. The effort, slated for completion by 2030, is just one component of a larger future-ready capital initiative created under Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava to modernize MIA.
Montgomery Regional Leaps Into the Future With Electric Aircraft Chargers
Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) in Alabama claimed a spot in aviation history this February as one of the first U.S. airports to open a station with state-of-the-art chargers for electric aircraft.
Website Platform Helps Airports Attract More Customers
Growth can be elusive for any airport, especially small ones that suffer “leakage”—the loss of customers to larger nearby airports.
Danville Regional Renovates Terminal and Ramp
A new Caesars casino and hotel scheduled to open later this year near Danville Regional (DAN) has created a good news/bad news situation for the southern Virginia airport.
Waco Regional Uses CARES Act Funds for Terminal Renovation Project
Waco Regional Airport (ACT)—located smack dab between Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS) and Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW)—is making airport-wide investments to ensure that it will be able to continue meeting customer demand in central Texas.
Drones and Virtual Reality Speed Control Tower Siting at Boulder City Municipal
Coping with such change is essential, but staying ahead of it is ideal.
All-Star Art Installations - Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
From the moment airline passengers deplane, they see photos of NBA players and branded graphics everywhere—with plenty of spots for selfies.
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).

AVI Improves Taxi Operations at Dulles

Inspired by improvements to taxi operations at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) applied similar technology down the pike at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) last spring.

Soft Drinks & Coffee Carry "Experiential Marketing" into Airport Industry

January brings not only a new year at Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE), but also a new source of revenue. The airport has signed a five-year agreement valued at $2 million, which grants exclusive pouring rights throughout the terminal to Pepsi Americas.

Solar Farm at Fresno Yosemite Sets Shining Example of Energy Efficiency

What began as a small idea to improve the rental car facility at Fresno Yosemite International Airport has blossomed into a much larger project that's expected to save the California airport millions of dollars in the coming years.

Here's to the Survivors

This issue of Airport Improvement provides you with great examples of airports leveraging resources already at hand or in other cases saving money by using new technologies or outside resources.

Aviation Infrastructure: Don't Spend. Invest.

Oil priced over $150 a barrel? The number of airlines slashed by a third? Not too long ago, such statements would have made people laugh. No one is laughing anymore.

Five Management Challenges Facing Airports Amid Uncertainty

Due to high fuel prices, a slowing economy and airline service cutbacks, the always-difficult job of an airport director is even more challenging today than in the past.

Welcome Friends

It's an exciting time. Records for passengers and revenues continue to be posted and summarily surpassed. The compounding growth has placed unprecedented demands on our airport infrastructure, and we're all working hard and fast to keep pace.

A Case of Irrational Pessimism

Do we all have our seat belts fastened? The landscape we experience at year-end 2008 will surely be quite different than what our expectations were this past New Year's Day.

Advertising is Reported to Cure the Common Cold

Well, we may not go that far; but it has recently been reported that Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may soon be swapping advertising where art is now displayed.

No Easy Answers

The seismic shocks to the global economy and their impacts on the airport community are becoming increasingly apparent. Fortunately, the price of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel, but the airlines are still cutting capacity, and additional service reductions are expected next year in an effort to trim costs.

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Solar Farm at Fresno Yosemite Sets Shining Example of Energy Efficiency

What began as a small idea to improve the rental car facility at Fresno Yosemite International Airport has blossomed into a much larger project that's expected to save the California airport millions of dollars in the coming years.

Here's to the Survivors

This issue of Airport Improvement provides you with great examples of airports leveraging resources already at hand or in other cases saving money by using new technologies or outside resources.

Aviation Infrastructure: Don't Spend. Invest.

Oil priced over $150 a barrel? The number of airlines slashed by a third? Not too long ago, such statements would have made people laugh. No one is laughing anymore.

Five Management Challenges Facing Airports Amid Uncertainty

Due to high fuel prices, a slowing economy and airline service cutbacks, the always-difficult job of an airport director is even more challenging today than in the past.

Welcome Friends

It's an exciting time. Records for passengers and revenues continue to be posted and summarily surpassed. The compounding growth has placed unprecedented demands on our airport infrastructure, and we're all working hard and fast to keep pace.

A Case of Irrational Pessimism

Do we all have our seat belts fastened? The landscape we experience at year-end 2008 will surely be quite different than what our expectations were this past New Year's Day.

Advertising is Reported to Cure the Common Cold

Well, we may not go that far; but it has recently been reported that Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport may soon be swapping advertising where art is now displayed.

No Easy Answers

The seismic shocks to the global economy and their impacts on the airport community are becoming increasingly apparent. Fortunately, the price of oil has fallen below $100 a barrel, but the airlines are still cutting capacity, and additional service reductions are expected next year in an effort to trim costs.

Customer Service Enhanced with BHS Expansion

The Houston Airport System (HAS) has a long-term initiative to eliminate all customer experience difficulties from Terminal A to Terminal E at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Speedy and accurate baggage delivery has been an area of recent focus.

Palm Beach Builds Seven-Story Parking Garage

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) has a lot of changes planned, and the first big project is complete and already being used by the flying public... It's tough to miss. The new seven-story parking garage opened in August, ahead of a revision to the airport's master plan that calls for even more broad expansions of the Florida airport.

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