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When Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) opened its new restaurant last fall, the West Virginia airport raised the concessions bar for rural airfields everywhere. The menu at Landings features selections such as arepas, bolitas de mofongo and profiteroles.
With the completion of an award-winning runway project at Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), Traverse City, MI, is well prepared to welcome travelers to Northern Michigan for the summer tourist season.
Acquiring and managing luggage carts can be an expensive proposition, but Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Harrisburg International (MDT) lighten the load by rolling equipment costs into their parking contracts.
With its 10-year shuttle bus agreement nearing expiration a couple years ago, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority seized the opportunity to investigate alternative fuel options for Nashville International Airport (BNA).
With a whopping 85.5 million annual passengers, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is considered the second-busiest airport in the United States. But at the end of March, the bustling facility ranked first in the nation for the number of automated screening lanes (ASLs) it has in place.
Blockchain is the buzzword in information technology today, and airports such as Miami International (MIA) are paying attention.
A $14.1 million runway extension project at Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) will enhance safety and allow the South Carolina airfield to accommodate larger aircraft.
Curaçao International Airport (CUR)
Curaçao International Airport (CUR), on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao, is in the home stretch of a $36.4 million expansion and renovation to increase its capacity from 1.6 million to 2.5 million passengers per year.
Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester, MA, is perched on a hill 1,000 feet above sea level, which is high elevation in that area. It’s also one of the snowiest cities in the United States, regularly receiving over 100 inches of white fluff per winter.
Building on its mountain of other sustainability programs, Denver International Airport (DEN) tested an environmentally sensitive runway deicer last winter, and initial results were promising.
A project to install 27 electric charging stations at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is among the recent examples of the ongoing shift to zero-emissions fleets of airside vehicles such as baggage tugs, belt loaders and pushback tractors.
Jim Gill, president and chief executive officer at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), is the first to admit that he uses the word “collaboration” a lot when talking about the Grand Rapids, MI, airport—especially its $45 million Gateway Transformation Project.

McCarran Int’l Adds Walk-In Medical Clinic

McCarran Int’l Adds Walk-In Medical Clinic
McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas offers customers and employees in need of immediate medical attention a welcome respite in Terminal 1. The Code 3 Urgent Care, located before the A/B security checkpoint, is the privately owned and operated facility with three patient rooms, an on-site X-ray machine and laboratory.

Tri-Cities Airport Updates & Expands its Aging Terminal

Tri-Cities Airport Updates & Expands its Aging Terminal
After decades of making periodic small changes, Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) in southeast Washington state “ripped off the Band-Aid” and completed a $41.9 million renovation and expansion of its 1968 terminal. “We couldn’t just continue to do a little bit here and there,” says Airport Director Buck Taft, noting that no major improvements had been made since the 1980s. “We didn’t have enough gate space, concessions were in the wrong area because everything was obviously pre-9/11 design. Its useful life was over.”

Casper Int’l Builds New Equipment Storage & Maintenance Facility

Casper Int’l Builds New Equipment Storage & Maintenance Facility
Commercial airports that were originally built as military airfields are often a mixed bag to operate. Costly infrastructure elements such as runways and buildings are already in place, but they weren’t designed to accommodate modern civilian traffic. Casper/Natrona County International Airport (CPR), in central Wyoming, is a prime example. Ever since the U.S. Army turned over its airfield along the North Platte River to Natrona County in 1949, CPR has used several World War II-era buildings to serve an evolving mix of commercial airlines, private aircraft operators and cargo carriers.

Portland Jetport Produces All of its Deicing Fluid In-House

Portland Jetport Produces All of its Deicing Fluid In-House
Airfield maintenance crews at Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Maine had one less item on their to-do list last fall: They didn’t have to order any aircraft deicing fluid for the upcoming winter. It was a bold change for the Atlantic coast airport, which receives an average of 62 inches of snow annually and is no stranger to blistery nor’easters.

How Erie Int’l Bounced Back After 5 Feet of Christmas Snow

How Erie Int’l Bounced Back After 5 Feet of Christmas Snow
Erie International (ERI) is used to sudden bouts of heavy snow, courtesy of nearby Lake Erie. It’s not unusual for the Pennsylvania airport to get 20 or 30 inches at a time. But even ERI’s seasoned personnel were challenged when a lake-effect storm lingered longer than usual and pounded the airport with more than 5 feet of snow—at Christmas, of all times.

Teamwork is Lynchpin of Snow Removal at Reno Int’l

Teamwork is Lynchpin of Snow Removal at Reno Int’l
As the gateway to world-famous ski slopes, big-name casinos and other popular tourist attractions, Reno International Airport (RNO) is under a lot of pressure to remain open 24/7 throughout the year, regardless of weather. Multiple departments band together to face the challenge head-on, but responsibility for clearing snow and ice off the runways falls on Airfield Maintenance Superintendent J. Scott Harkema and his staff.

Reducing Emissions & Operating Costs Sparks Push for Electric Buses

Reducing Emissions & Operating Costs Sparks Push for Electric Buses
A growing number of U.S. airports are replacing their fossil fuel-burning courtesy buses with electric vehicles, spurred by the promise of smaller carbon footprints and lower operating costs. FAA grants that subsidize emission-free technologies and a smoother, quieter ride for passengers also sweeten the deal.

Smyrna Airport Adds 600-Acre Business Park

Smyrna Airport Adds 600-Acre Business Park
The first axiom of real estate, “location, location, location,” is the secret behind the fast start of the new business park at Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport (MQY) in central Tennessee. The second axiom, “it’s all about relationships,” helps explain how the airport landed its first $100 million investor.

Tucson Int’l Refines Goals & Updates Terminal

Tucson Int’l Refines Goals & Updates Terminal
Prior to the Great Recession in the early 2000s, officials at Tucson International (TUS) were making plans to expand their aging two-concourse terminal to accommodate growing traffic. But as the economy took its toll on the airline industry by way of consolidation, they realized that expansion was no longer necessary at the origination/destination airport.

Philadelphia Int’l Transforms Terminal B With New Approach to Holdrooms & Concessions

Philadelphia Int’l Transforms Terminal B With New Approach to Holdrooms & Concessions
Philadelphia isn’t only about the Liberty Bell and other key pieces of U.S. history. It’s also the site of a new and innovative approach to airport design and concessions. In October, Philadelphia International (PHL) cut the ribbon on a completely renovated Terminal B and formally marked the end of its $48 million stem-to-stern overhaul.

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Most airport layouts were designed when passengers played cards while waiting for a flight because an onboard meal was an expectation and the very idea of a smartphone would have been laughable.

What was once a mess of beam seating everywhere now has a multi-function use: part lounge, part cafe, part office and a wealth of amenities. New uses of spaces as well as new types of furniture are finding their way into the airport because today's passenger is really focused on getting to point B rather than the journey itself. Airport design and furniture elements have a stronger impact on the passenger experience than one may realize. There's the comfort. The durability. The usability.

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l Begins Transition to Electric Ground Service Equipment

A project to install 27 electric charging stations at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) is among the recent examples of the ongoing shift to zero-emissions fleets of airside vehicles such as baggage tugs, belt loaders and pushback tractors. The Alabama airport installed 13 dual-port chargers and one single-port charger to support electric ground service equipment purchased by Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The charging stations and supporting infrastructure, installed in 2016, are located on concourses A and C.

Community Collaboration Drives Transformation at Gerald R. Ford Int’l

Jim Gill, president and chief executive officer at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), is the first to admit that he uses the word “collaboration” a lot when talking about the Grand Rapids, MI, airport—especially its $45 million Gateway Transformation Project. But with $17 million of the total cost coming from private donations, it is difficult to find a better descriptor.

Fernandina Beach Municipal Opts for Airplane-Shaped Terminal Concept

Fernandina Beach Airport (FHB) didn’t simply build a new terminal to handle general aviation operations for Amelia Island, just off Florida’s northeast coast. The project team took a page from the community’s history book and designed the building to resemble the iconic 4FU Corsair aircraft that flew from the airport during World War II.

New LED Welcome Sign at Denver Int’l is One of a Kind

When Denver International Airport (DEN) lays out the welcome mat, it goes all out. The largest and fifth-busiest airport in the United States now features a signature entry sign that stretches a quarter-mile long, with more than 900 LED-lighted poles that form a ribbon of moving light.

New Carpeting at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport Makes Environmental Statement & Conveys Local Essence

The decision to replace the carpeting throughout northwest Florida’s Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) was a practical one. After all, millions of passengers had trekked through the terminal since it opened in 2004, and the original carpeting was beginning to show its age. But instead of installing an ordinary pattern that no one would notice, VPS management decided to make a statement with custom-designed carpet tiles.

Experiential Concessions Faring Well at Portland Int’l

Portland International Airport (PDX), much like the city itself, takes pride in all things local and unique. The array of food, drinks and art throughout its five concourses communicates that pride in no uncertain terms.

Delta Opens New Cargo Control Center to Track Shipments

When cargo flights are delayed or diverted, it not only affects customers expecting freight, it also impacts airports handling the traffic. Sometimes it takes a domino effect of gate shifts to accommodate off-schedule or unexpected cargo flights.



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