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Kona Int’l Invests in Future with New Federal Inspection Services Facility and Terminal Upgrades
The state of Hawaii has a second permanent international entry point with the $58.7 million Federal Inspection Station completed at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport (KOA) last fall.
Denver Int’l Nearing End of $2.3 Billion Gate Expansion Program
Denver International Airport (DEN) is moving full speed ahead with Vision 100, its strategic plan to serve 100 million annual passengers within the next 10 years. Phase 1 of the $2.3 billion gate expansion portion is currently underway in four concourses.
Modular Construction Saves Time, Money During Gate Replacement at Dallas Fort Worth Int’l
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is reimagining what is possible for terminal construction with four rebuilt gates that opened in June.
Minneapolis-St Paul Int’l Expands and Transforms Concourse
Concourse G at Minneapolis−St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is bigger and better, thanks to a comprehensive expansion and modernization project that is nearly complete.
New Rental Car Center at Columbus Int’l Improves Experience for Passengers, Rental Companies
In one fell swoop, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) in Ohio made it easier for travelers to pick up/return rental cars, improved efficiency for rental companies and gained 1,700 parking spaces. How did it achieve this operational trifecta?
Central Wisconsin Airport Takes First Step in Decoupling Runways
The $14 million runway reconstruction that Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) completed last fall not only rebuilt its 53-year-old runway. The project also sets the stage for another airfield project that will improve safety and help ensure future viability of the airport.
Final Stage of Train System Project at Phoenix Sky Harbor Connects to Rental Car Center
Sometimes a successful project is as much about what is lost as what is gained. That’s the case for the PHX Sky Train® Stage 2 Extension at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which will open later this year.
Punta Gorda Airport Expands General Aviation Facilities
A major expansion project catering to the needs of general aviation traffic is well underway at Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) in southwestern Florida.
Stennis Int’l Adds Hangar Space to Help Boost Local Economy
There’s nothing ordinary about the traffic at Stennis International Airport (HSA) in southwestern Mississippi, so it stands to reason that many of its facilities are unconventional as well. Located near several U.S.
Felts Field, Centennial Airport Share Their Master Planning Strategies
Just like their commercial counterparts, general aviation airports need to participate in the FAA master planning process to keep federal funds flowing.
Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days
Teamwork set the tone for the award-winning rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L at Colorado Springs Airport completed last summer.
Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups
As the Greater Toronto Airports Authority stared down the barrel of COVID-19 back in 2020, it realized the pressing need to offer contactless concessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
It’s easy to forget you’re in a tunnel when passing between terminals A and B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days

Colorado Springs Airport Rehabs Key Runway in 90 Days
Teamwork set the tone for the award-winning rehabilitation of Runway 17R-35L at Colorado Springs Airport completed last summer. And everyone on the team faced a formidable job: milling and overlaying the entire 11,022-foot asphalt surface in just 90 days to avoid working during Colorado’s unpredictable fall and winter weather while minimizing impacts to users.

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups

Toronto Pearson Int’l Developing Uber Eats Option for In-Airport Pickups
As the Greater Toronto Airports Authority stared down the barrel of COVID-19 back in 2020, it realized the pressing need to offer contactless concessions at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

Into the Woods - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
It’s easy to forget you’re in a tunnel when passing between terminals A and B at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Orlando Int’l Prepares to Wow Customers With New C Terminal

Orlando Int’l Prepares to Wow Customers With New Terminal C
From gate to curb and back again, guests traveling through the new $2.75 billion terminal at Orlando International Airport (MCO) will be fully immersed in The Orlando Experience® —complete with jaw-dropping multimedia displays, full-size palm trees and a baggage system with 100% tracking. (Yes, the airport is so serious about delivering The Orlando Experience®, it actually trademarked the phrase.)

Los Angeles Int’l Achieves Diversity Milestone in Concessions Ownership

Los Angeles Int’l Achieves Diversity Milestone in Concessions Ownership
During the early days of the pandemic in Spring 2020, Enjoy Repeat’s majority business partner of three years, SSP America, began planning a full exit from LAX. But when SSP approached Greg Plummer about selling his 25% stake in their joint venture, Plummer immediately declined. And then promptly flipped the script.

New Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Features Advanced Baggage Handling System

New Concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor Features Advanced Baggage Handling System
When a baseball or soccer team performs above expectations, sportscasters sometimes say, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Arguably, the same could be said about the new South Concourse 1 of Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). With a price tag of $310 million, the new 130,000-square-foot concourse is scheduled to open this summer with eight additional gates, all operated by Southwest Airlines.

Asheville Regional Endures Multiple Delays in Runway Replacement Project

Asheville Regional Endures Multiple Delays in Runway Replacement Project
Construction projects are often all about numbers, and recent airfield improvements at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) in North Carolina has some doozies. The four-phase project to replace a 50-plus-year-old runway was supposed to take five years. Instead, construction issues added three years and $40 million to the original budget.

New Facility at Coastal Carolina Regional Consolidates ARFF Ops, Boosts Efficiency

New Facility at Coastal Carolina Regional Consolidates ARFF Ops, Boosts Efficiency
Emergency response operations at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) now are more efficient and effective, thanks to a new $5.2 million facility that consolidates functions previously located in separate locations throughout the airport.

Consolidated Ground Transportation Center at Long Island MacArthur Facilitates Cascade of Other Improvements

Consolidated Ground Transportation Center at Long Island MacArthur Facilitates Cascade of Other Improvements
The new Ground Transportation Center that opened this spring at Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Islip, NY, combines facilities for rental car agencies with space for local buses, hotel courtesy shuttles and private vehicles working through Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride-hailing services.

Cherry Capital Airport Controls Its Own Fate With Ownership/Governance Change

Cherry Capital Airport Controls Its Own Fate With Ownership/Governance Change
When Costco Wholesale Corp. came knocking at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), it took four years for the local airport commission to open the door. The warehouse giant wanted to build its first store in western Michigan on land at the Traverse City airport, but red tape made it a long process.

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Will Rogers World Airport Expands Terminal

Will Rogers World Airport Expands Terminal
With an eye on the present and the future, Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) in Oklahoma City recently added a new East Concourse. Key objectives for the project were twofold: increasing current capacity for passenger screening and planning ahead for more growth in the terminal.

High-Tech Billing System Helps Love Field Collect New Landing Fees

High-Tech Billing System Helps Love Field Collect New Landing Fees
A previous investment in an automated aircraft identification and billing system is paying new dividends at Dallas Love Field (DAL). The technology, PlanePass by Vector Airport Systems, was initially installed in 2016 to detect and bill Customs operations. DAL executives expanded its use in January 2019 to cover all general aviation and nonsignatory commercial operations.

Persistence Yields 100% Federal Funding for Runway Rehab at Dunsmuir Municipal

Persistence Yields 100% Federal Funding for Runway Rehab at Dunsmuir Municipal
Before Dunsmuir Mott Municipal Airport (MHS) could cut the ribbon on its newly rehabilitated runway last June, the $3.2 million investment was already delivering value to the surrounding region. With the airfield project still in its final stages, Dunsmuir city leaders received a request from the United States Forest Service to stage firefighting helicopters at the single-runway, city-owned airport.

LaGuardia and Toronto Pearson Int’l Leverage Passenger Tracking Software to Manage Queues, Improve Flow

LaGuardia and Toronto Pearson Int’l Leverage Passenger Tracking Software to Manage Queues, Improve Flow
Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) clearly know the importance of finding ways to better analyze passenger flow to enhance daily operations. Each independently sought software that could collect and manage data to help improve terminal operations and passenger satisfaction.

Greenville-Spartanburg Int’l Produces Podcasts to Showcase Airport and Region

Greenville-Spartanburg Int’l Produces Podcasts to Showcase Airport and Region
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) focuses on moving people and cargo 365 days a year. Last year, the Upstate South Carolina airport entered a new arena—broadcasting—when it launched Carolina Traveler, a podcast about the airport and region.

The Flamingo Has Landed - Tampa International Airport (TPA)

The Flamingo Has Landed - Tampa International Airport (TPA)
People are flocking to see the newest art installation at Tampa International Airport (TPA)—the larger-than-life flamingo sculpture in a primary pre-security circulation area of the Main Terminal. For some, the genius of Home by Matthew Mazzotta is more about what it doesn’t depict than what it does. Only the flamingo’s spindly legs, webbed feet, and brightly colored head and neck are visible, as if airport guests are underwater as the giant bird dips down to find food.

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Welcomes the World via New International Arrivals Facility

Seattle-Tacoma Int’l Welcomes the World via New International Arrivals Facility
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) recently passed a significant mile marker in its ongoing quest to earn top marks from passengers. Earlier this year, the airport gained a fourth star in its Skytrax rating, and Managing Director Lance Lyttle is confident that a new International Arrivals Facility will help SEA earn a perfect five-star rating and achieve other key customer satisfaction goals.

New Baggage System at Orlando Int’l Features Individual Totes and Upper-Level Claim Area

New Baggage System at Orlando Int’l Features Individual Totes and Upper-Level Claim Area
The South Terminal Complex that Orlando International Airport (MCO) is scheduled to unveil this September will include several noteworthy features, including 100% facial recognition for international arrivals and departures, large-screen interactive digital media and the first fully integrated terminal in the U.S. for rail, air and ground transportation.

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Attracts Unmanned Flight Testing

Springfield-Beckley Municipal Attracts Unmanned Flight Testing
Springfield–Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH), located between Dayton and Columbus, has become one of the hottest spots in the United States for testing and flight of advanced air mobility aircraft. Unmanned drones and electric vertical takeoff/landing (eVTOL) aircraft are just two types of systems currently sharing the airspace above SGH. And an $8.2 million project is in the works to accommodate even more innovation.

Atlanta Int’l Leverages GIS Mapping for Indoor Terminal Areas

Atlanta Int’l Leverages GIS Mapping for Indoor Terminal Areas
While it’s not the biggest airport in the world—not even Top 10, in fact—Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) has consistently been the busiest in passenger traffic for about two decades. In 2019 alone, it served more than 100 million travelers. And all those passengers, plus 60,000 or so employees, are tucked neatly into a 6.8 million-square-foot terminal complex.

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