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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.

New Terminal Brings Columbia Regional Up to Date

New Terminal Brings Columbia Regional Up to Date
Passengers and staff alike are enjoying a completely different experience at Columbia Regional Airport (COU). The new terminal that opened last fall provides significantly more space as well as updated amenities and inclusive features previously lacking at the Missouri airport.

Martha’s Vineyard Airport Tests Underground Filtration for PFAS Contamination

Martha’s Vineyard Airport Tests Underground Filtration for PFAS Contamination
When officials at Martha’s Vineyard Airport (MVY) became aware that groundwater in and around the airfield may have been contaminated with toxic chemicals from firefighting foam, they took action—even though federal or state regulations did not require it.

Maintenance Team at Ford Int’l Creates Custom Trailer for Runway Barricades

Maintenance Team at Ford Int’l Creates Custom Trailer for Runway Barricades
Picture this: A small portion of the airfield at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI, needs to be repaired. For safety purposes, low-profile barricades must be placed around the work zone. The area in question is about a quarter-mile from the shed where the barricades are stored, so crews would presumably need to haul the bulky barriers to the construction site in the back of a pickup truck, which can only carry five barricades at a time. The job requires 60 barricades, so that means 12 round trips and several hours of time.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Prepares for More Traffic

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Int’l Prepares for More Traffic
While accommodating diverted aircraft is a steady income producer, airport officials are also working to encourage commercial, corporate and general aviation operators to use AVP as their permanent base. Until recently, however, the airport did not have enough hangars to attract new corporate and general aviation clients. To alleviate this problem, AVP has initiated two large hangar projects in the last two years.

From War to Words - Nashville International Airport (BNA)

Nashville International Airport (BNA) recently honored U.S. veterans with a powerful exhibit of photography and music. Each of the artful portraits created by award-winning photographer Jason Myers includes a QR code that links to an original song written by the pictured veteran.

Nashville Int’l Expands Central Terminal with New Grand Lobby

Nashville Int’l Expands Central Terminal with New Grand Lobby
Nashville International Airport® (BNA®) opened its five-story Grand Lobby this January, a 300,000-square-foot space designed to provide travelers with more space and give them a sense of Tennessee and its capital city.

Newark Int’l Builds New Terminal A

Newark Int’l Builds New Terminal A
“A journey of surprises”—that’s what the New Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is designed to be. The surprises run the gamut from more holdroom seating, new concessions and upgraded restrooms to dazzling artwork and digital displays.

Kansas City Int’l Maintains Convenience While Delivering Major Upgrades

Kansas City Int’l Maintains Convenience While Delivering Major Upgrades
After dozens of public listening sessions and nearly four years of construction, Kansas City International Airport (MCI) opened a new $1.5 billion terminal on Feb. 28 to rave reviews. Although convenient, the terminals were lacking in modern comforts and a logical passenger flow. Things needed to change.

Inductive Charging for Electric Shuttles

Inductive Charging for Electric Shuttles
With economy parking located about two miles from its main campus, Kansas City International Airport (MCI) has always tried to have leading-edge buses to shuttle passengers to and from the terminal. It’s currently making a major step forward in that effort by transitioning to all electric buses and a wireless charging system.

Volunteer Ambassadors Provide Key Customer Support in New Terminal

Volunteer Ambassadors Provide Key Customer Support in New Terminal
New and experienced travelers alike ask for information and recommendations from the Airport Ambassadors at Kansas City International Airport (MCI). The volunteer helpers are easily identifiable by their uniforms embroidered with the Kansas City Aviation Department logo.

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A Terminal for All

A Terminal for All
While vacations and other trips may be enjoyable, air travel itself can sometimes be stressful and difficult—especially for passengers with reduced mobility, visual impairment, hearing loss, etc. The new terminal at Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is designed to be as accessible and inclusive as possible—for every guest.

New 7-Level Garage Increases Parking Capacity and Convenience for Customers

New 7-Level Garage Increases Parking Capacity and Convenience for Customers
When Kansas City International Airport (MCI) debuted its new terminal in February, it also opened a new 6,200-space parking garage to go with it. The pre-cast concrete structure was built to accommodate growing demand for on-site parking and provide customers with ready access to the terminal.

New Hangar & Workforce Investments at Dayton Int’l

New Hangar & Workforce Investments at Dayton Int’l
At Dayton International Airport (DAY) in Ohio, Sierra Nevada Corporation recently opened a large facility that will be home base for about 140 employees. That 90,000-square-foot hangar and 7,940-square-foot office complex is just the beginning.

Syracuse Int’l Establishes In-House Police Department

Syracuse Int’l Establishes In-House Police Department
Shortly after midnight on the first Monday in March, police officers on the newly formed SRAA Police Department began patrolling the Upstate New York airport grounds for the first time. They replaced officers from the Syracuse Police Department who had worked at the airport both directly and on a contract basis through a third-party security company for most of SYR’s existence.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Invests in Data Management Upgrade

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Invests in Data Management Upgrade
When Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) implemented operations management software a few short years ago, Safety Management Systems Specialist Adam Varo saw tremendous opportunities for broader applications.

Regina Int’l Optimizes Parking with 24/7 Call Center and On-site Customer Service Reps

Regina Int’l Optimizes Parking with 24/7 Call Center and On-site Customer Service Reps
Before recent upgrades, parking at Regina International (YQR) was like parking at many airports. The system worked well most of the time. But when there were problems, customers had to wait for help, sometimes up to half an hour.

Quad Cities Airport Eliminates Airfield Bullseye

Quad Cities Airport Eliminates Airfield Bullseye
When it comes to airfield safety, lengthening runways is often the answer. At Quad Cities International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL, the opposite was true. The Midwestern airport recently resolved a long-standing safety issue by shortening its general aviation runway.

Pilots Flock to Arcadia Municipal for Taco Tuesday

Pilots Flock to Arcadia Municipal for Taco Tuesday
As airport director, Shelley Peacock has transformed Arcadia Municipal Airport (X06) from a quiet place to land into a hot destination for general aviation pilots throughout the state and beyond.

New Concessions Option at Indianapolis Int’l Showcases Hoosier-Grown Specialties

New Concessions Option at Indianapolis Int’l Showcases Hoosier-Grown Specialties
In his eighth year as executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, Mario Rodriguez is working to turn that frustrating theme on its ear by championing a new concessions option at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) that features some of the best products Indiana has to offer.

Spokane Int’l Builds Rail-Truck Facility on Surplus Land

Spokane Int’l Builds Rail-Truck Facility on Surplus Land
Seattle is well known as the headquarters for Amazon, Starbucks and Alaska Airlines. But it’s Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington, that serves as the commercial, industrial and transportation hub for an approximately 80,000 square mile area over three U.S. states and two Canadian provinces.

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