Using Community Involvement to Grow Air Service
It's a rare airport these days that hasn't been hit with capacity cuts from the airlines. At Tucson International Airport (TUS), our seat capacity was down 12.9% at the end of 2013 from its peak in 2008 - slightly better than the average for medium- and small-sized airports in the United States. [more]
It's What's on the Inside!
Imaginary surfaces, non-movement areas, BRLs, BLTs* and OFAs - they all sound exotic and almost magical, right? Important as they are, though, esoteric airport planning standards remain invisible to passengers. A BRL (building restriction line) may be critical during terminal placement, but it doesn't affect John and Jane Traveler's sense of well-being as they head to their gate. [more]
Let’s Hear it For Expandable Design & Long-Term Planning
When Tampa International Airport (TPA) opened in 1971, it was regarded by many as a state-of-the-art wonder, especially for a city of Tampa’s size at the time. It was the first airport in the world with a “people mover” system and automated baggage carousels; and it was designed so passengers would walk no more than 700 feet from parked car or curbside to plane, or from gate to gate. Its spoke-and-hub layout was, and still is, convenient for both planes and people. [more]
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