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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).

New Year Brings Hope of Final BHS Commissioning at Nashville Int'l

Nashville International Airport's New Year's resolution is to have its $32 million integrated baggage handling and security screening system vetted and approved for use in early 2011.

The Virtues of Spending Wisely

From personal splurges on that perfect holiday gift to multi-billion infrastructure projects, spending makes the economy go 'round. Yet there seems to be a chorus of demands on the political front to curb governmental spending.

It's All About Improvement

If you ever want to get me really irritated, just throw me the statement: "Airports are monopoly service providers that need heavy government regulation." That drives me absolutely nuts, and I've been arguing to the contrary for 15 years.

Bellingham Int'l Completes $29 Million Runway Rehab in 22 Days

On Aug. 31, Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Washington shut down its only runway for extensive rehabilitation at 11 p.m. Twenty-two days and 70,000 tons of asphalt later, a Horizon Air flight lifted off its new runway at 5:20 a.m. - despite unseasonably wet weather, even by Pacific Northwest standards.

Green Off-Site Parking Expected Soon at Denver International

Passengers flying out of Denver International Airport (DIA) will soon have an eco-friendly off-airport parking option. If all goes as planned, Canopy Airport Parking will open in November or December with 4,300 spaces.

Blue Grass Airport Welcomes World Equestrian Games With New Runway & Executive Terminal

Some people tidy up for special guests. Others go all out. Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY, rolled out a new $27 million runway and $10 million in terminal enhancements to welcome arrivals for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held at Kentucky Horse Park this fall.

New Equipment Facility Clears the Way for More Efficient Snow Removal at Austin Straubel Int'l

Snow removal is a big issue for all Wisconsin airports, but inadequate storage for snow removal equipment was making it more problematic than necessary at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay.

San Antonio Int'l Opens New Terminal

The broad-based expansion program at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) took a giant step forward when the $120 million Terminal B opened at the end of October. The program also includes a $44 million bi-level roadway, $13 million central utility plant and $30 million consolidated baggage handling system. The projects are designed to work in concert to help the airport provide a higher level of customer service while reducing the operating expenses of an aging terminal.

Kahului Airport Adds Inline Explosive Detection

A new high-speed inline baggage handling system at Kahului Airport (OGG) is the first of its kind in Hawaii, and among the first in the United States to be completed with federal stimulus funds.

Public-Private Partnership Lands College at Cecil Field

When U.S. Naval Air Station Cecil Field near Jacksonville, FL, appeared on the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure list, the area's civil airport community eventually benefited. In 1999, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) took ownership of 6,000 acres and 1.1 million square feet of building space on the 17,000-acre airfield.

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It's All About Improvement

If you ever want to get me really irritated, just throw me the statement: "Airports are monopoly service providers that need heavy government regulation." That drives me absolutely nuts, and I've been arguing to the contrary for 15 years.

Bellingham Int'l Completes $29 Million Runway Rehab in 22 Days

On Aug. 31, Bellingham International Airport (BLI) in Washington shut down its only runway for extensive rehabilitation at 11 p.m. Twenty-two days and 70,000 tons of asphalt later, a Horizon Air flight lifted off its new runway at 5:20 a.m. - despite unseasonably wet weather, even by Pacific Northwest standards.

Green Off-Site Parking Expected Soon at Denver International

Passengers flying out of Denver International Airport (DIA) will soon have an eco-friendly off-airport parking option. If all goes as planned, Canopy Airport Parking will open in November or December with 4,300 spaces.

Blue Grass Airport Welcomes World Equestrian Games With New Runway & Executive Terminal

Some people tidy up for special guests. Others go all out. Blue Grass Airport (LEX) in Lexington, KY, rolled out a new $27 million runway and $10 million in terminal enhancements to welcome arrivals for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, held at Kentucky Horse Park this fall.

New Equipment Facility Clears the Way for More Efficient Snow Removal at Austin Straubel Int'l

Snow removal is a big issue for all Wisconsin airports, but inadequate storage for snow removal equipment was making it more problematic than necessary at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay.

San Antonio Int'l Opens New Terminal

The broad-based expansion program at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) took a giant step forward when the $120 million Terminal B opened at the end of October. The program also includes a $44 million bi-level roadway, $13 million central utility plant and $30 million consolidated baggage handling system. The projects are designed to work in concert to help the airport provide a higher level of customer service while reducing the operating expenses of an aging terminal.

Kahului Airport Adds Inline Explosive Detection

A new high-speed inline baggage handling system at Kahului Airport (OGG) is the first of its kind in Hawaii, and among the first in the United States to be completed with federal stimulus funds.

Public-Private Partnership Lands College at Cecil Field

When U.S. Naval Air Station Cecil Field near Jacksonville, FL, appeared on the Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure list, the area's civil airport community eventually benefited. In 1999, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) took ownership of 6,000 acres and 1.1 million square feet of building space on the 17,000-acre airfield.

New Intermodal Connection Expected to Lure Passengers, Airlines to T.F. Green Int'l

T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) in Rhode Island recently gained vital infrastructure it had lacked for years: a link to the area's public ground transportation network. When InterLink debuted in late October, the $267 million intermodal facility immediately provided existing passengers easier access to rental cars and train service. It's also, however, expected to attract new customers from the heavily populated area between the airport and downtown Boston, just 45 miles to the north.

Whitetop Project at Elkhart Municipal Delivers More than Runway Improvements

When the main runway at Indiana's Elkhart Municipal Airport needed resurfacing in July 2009, the stars aligned in an unusual way to help get the project done with better materials and for less money - even in a seriously slumping local economy.

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