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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.

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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PAVIX: Proven Winner for All Airport Concrete Infrastructure

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The Bright Stuff - St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

The Bright Stuff - St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) recently added a major splash of color to its terminal with a pair of large murals depicting the Florida Gulf Coast.

Expanded Fuel Station Meets Heavy Demand at Greenville-Spartanburg Int’l

Expanded Fuel Station Meets Heavy Demand at Greenville-Spartanburg Int’l
Three years ago, officials at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) had a big challenge that needed to be addressed relatively quickly. The South Carolina airport had an ever-increasing demand for fuel, and its existing storage tanks could no longer meet that demand.

New Centralized Deicing Facility Keeps Passengers and Packages Moving at Memphis Int’l

New Centralized Deicing Facility Keeps Passengers and Packages Moving at Memphis Int’l
Christmas came a little early at Memphis International (MEM) in Tennessee. The nation’s busiest cargo handling airport opened a centralized deicing facility (CDF) on Nov. 15, 2022, just in time for the busy holiday shipping and travel season.

Snow Ops Team at Buffalo Int’l Tended to Pavement and People During Brutal Christmas Blizzard

Snow Ops Team at Buffalo Int’l Tended to Pavement and People During Brutal Christmas Blizzard
The snow removal team at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is nationally recognized as one of the best in the business, with impressive credentials including 10 Balchen/Post Awards for excellence in snow and ice control. When a historic blizzard tested the team’s mettle this past December, it rose to the challenge in dramatic fashion.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l UPgrades Facilities With Multibillion-Dollar Capital Campaign

To keep pace with growth, SEA is investing more than $4.6 billion over the next five years on projects designed to upgrade facilities and elevate the passenger experience. It’s all part of a long-term capital campaign called Upgrade SEA. The challenge, however, is space.

Philadelphia Int’l Installs Biometric Facial Recognition at 25 Gates

Philadelphia Int’l Installs Biometric Facial Recognition at 25 Gates
While biometrics initiatives had already emerged in the 1990s, the COVID-19 pandemic spurred more passengers to want additional low-touch and touch-free options. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) took this to heart and commissioned facial recognition technology at 25 boarding gates.

Luxe Common-Use Lounge is Becoming a Fixture at Fort Lauderdale Int’l

Luxe Common-Use Lounge is Becoming a Fixture at Fort Lauderdale Int’l
When Mark Gale took the reins at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in early 2016, the newly inaugurated chief executive officer began presiding over a facility that was home to several airlines, yet hub to none. Just months after arriving, FLL’s new chief executive began a mission to extend VIP customer service comforts and conveniences to more airport guests.

Winnipeg Int’l Launches Self-Driving Wheelchair Service

Winnipeg Int’l Launches Self-Driving Wheelchair Service
After nearly three years of testing, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) in Manitoba formally launched free autonomous wheelchair service to passengers in early December 2022, marking a first for North American airports.

Southwest Builds Maintenance Hangar at Denver Int’l

Southwest Builds Maintenance Hangar at Denver Int’l
In aviation and architecture, the horizon is ever distant. At Denver International Airport (DEN), sightlines are clear, and the future looks bright. Southwest Airlines’ new hangar, which opened on the eastern edge of the airfield in March 2022, represents a $100 million investment of permanence.

Onsite Lab at Toronto Pearson Int’l Tests Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases

Onsite Lab at Toronto Pearson Int’l Tests Early Warning System for Infectious Diseases
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is taking a new industry-leading step by piloting a new kind of testing strategy—one that doesn’t involve swabbing the noses of passengers or airport workers. A lab established at the airport is testing wastewater samples collected from terminals 1 and 3 and samples from the aircraft waste collection area Triturator for a wide range of viruses such as COVID, influenza and mpox.

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