Airport, Airline, and Parking Industry News

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The purpose of this blog is to compile airport parking news as well as airport news and airline news in one place for our parking customers as well as those in the parking industry. The following articles and press releases on the airport, airline, and parking industry are from various news sources and the links will take you to the source's web site:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mitchell International Airport (MKE) Celebrates its 8 Millionth Customer

October 29, 2010 - The Journal Sentinel - The battle for passengers among Mitchell's largest airlines has been good for the airport's fortunes. Passenger numbers have increased every month since September 2009, airport spokesman Ryan McAdams said. In August 2010 the airport handled 943,323 passengers, breaking one-month records set in June and July. Read More.

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Lot to Open at Boston Logan (BOS) on Monday

October 29,2010 - - The new two-deck garage aims to consolidate all economy parking at the airport into one location. It replaces the open-air economy lot, and will be serviced by Massport shuttles which will run to all terminals. Parking will be the same as the current economy lot rate: $18 per day, or $108 a week. All 3,000 spaces will be open early next year. Read More.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

DIA (Denver International Airport) Gets $5.6M in FAA Grants for Upgrades

October 26, 2010 - Denver Business Journal - Denver International Airport (DIA) said Tuesday it is receiving $5.6 million in federal grants for various improvement projects.  The funds from the Federal Aviation Administration will be used for taxiway rehabilitation, construction of a de-icing containment facility, data collection for the FAA’s Airport Geographic Information System, and to fund a study to help establish sustainability management guidelines for U.S. airports, DIA said.  Read more: DIA gets $5.6M in FAA grants for upgrades | Denver Business Journal

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Transportation Center to Open at TF Green Airport (PVD)

October 27, 2010 - Journal - WARWICK, R.I. -- The ribbon is ready to be cut. The new InterLink Multi-Modal Transportation Facility at T.F. Green Airport (PVD) opens on Wednesday with a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Read full article and comments on

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Louisville International Airport (SDF) Opens Premium Credit Card-Only Lot

October 22, 2010 - Business First - Louisville International Airport (SDF) opened a premium credit card-only parking lot designed for frequent travelers. The lot is located east of the passenger terminal and just west of the airport’s employee lot at Louisville Regional Airport Authority’s executive offices.

The maximum daily day rate for the lot is $15, according to a news release issued by the airport authority, which manages the airport.

It is the fourth paid public parking area at Louisville International Airport. It charges maximum daily rates of $9 for its other surface parking lot, $13 for its over-four-hours garage parking and $19 for its under-four hours garage parking.  Read More

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Out Flies Neighbors

October 22, 2010 - WMBB News 13 - Bay County, Fla: Almost five months into operation of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, administrators are surprised and excited by the success. The airport reports three times the number of passengers anticipated. Read More.

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Midway Airport Privatization Plans Grounded for Now

October 14, 2010 - Chicago Tribune - Mayor Richard Daley said Wednesday that he will not push forward with a second attempt to privatize Midway Airport during the remainder this term, which ends in May. "We're not going to move on it," Daley told the Chicago Tribune's editorial board during a discussion of his proposed 2011 budget. "It will be up to the (next) mayor to make that decision."

Daley has pursued the idea as a way to bring a revenue windfall into city coffers, as happened with the outsourcing of parking meters and the long-term lease of the Chicago Skyway. But a proposed deal to lease Midway for 99 years for $2.5 billion fell through last year when the investors could not secure financing.  Read full Midway Airport article.

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DFW Airport Signs New Use Agreement With Airline Partners

Oct 19, 2010 - STAR-TELEGRAM - Dallas Ft Worth Airport announced on Tuesday that it has signed a new 10-year use agreement with its partner airlines.

The airport, which had discussed the new agreement at previous board meetings, says that the contract allows DFW to retain the net revenues from parking, concessions, car rentals and other non-airline sources while airlines pay for the net operating costs of the airfield and terminal through landing fees and terminal rent.

Under the old use agreement, which has been in place since the airport opened in 1974, airlines received a portion of the non-airline revenues. "This new use agreement gives DFW and its partner airlines a solid set of financial expectations for the next decade," said chief executive Jeff Fegan. The airport had sought a new use agreement with its airlines that would boost annual contributions to DFW's capital accounts to help pay for terminal upgrades. Starting in February 2011, the airport plans to spend $1.74 billion to renovate and upgrade terminals A, B, C, and E.  Read full DFW Airport article

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Greenscape's Canopy Airport Parking Facility In Denver To Open In November

Oct 18, 2010 - Greenscape Capital Group (TSX-V:GRN) said Monday that Canopy Airport Parking, the green parking facility servicing the Denver International Airport, is currently ahead of schedule and slated to open for customers in mid-November.

With capacity for 4200 vehicles, the new green facility, located at 8100 Tower Road at Denver International Airport, uses a number of environmentally-friendly technologies, including solar power, geothermal, wind, CNG, Biodiesel and hybrid shuttles. The parking facility will create 100 new jobs, Greenscape said.

The company also said that Canopy Airport Parking will attain LEED Gold certification and is as well aiming for Platinum certification by the Green Parking Council, the non-profit organization responsible for certifying parking structures that incorporate ecologically and socially beneficial technologies.

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Sky Train Transit Network Takes Shape at Phoenix Airport (PHX)

Oct 14, 2010 - AC&T D.Ann Shiffler - The structure of the new Sky Train transit network is taking shape at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. When complete, the elevated rail system will transfer passengers between the airport's busiest terminal, Terminal 4, and the Metro Light Rail station and East parking lots.

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Sky Harbor Celebrates its 75th Year, Is Now 9th-Busiest Airport in Nation

Oct 9, 2010 - ARIZONA DAILY STAR - Over 75 years, Sky Harbor has grown from a one-building operation known affectionately as The Farm into the nation's ninth-busiest airport, catering to tens of millions of passengers each year and serving as the base for US Airways.

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Pittsburgh Airport Predicts Jump in Traffic

Oct 9, 2010 - PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW - The Allegheny County Airport Authority predicts traffic will take off at Pittsburgh International Airport next year, increasing for the first time in a decade. "We are fortunate to be able to look ahead to 2011 with a positive forecast," said authority Executive Director Brad Penrod.

The authority on Friday adopted a $91.7 million operating budget that predicts a jump in departing passengers of 150,000 next year, to 4.15 million. Pittsburgh Airport's last annual increase in traffic occurred in 2001, when it went up less than 1 percent.

"That's a little more aggressive than I would expect," Sewickley-based airline industry analyst Bill Lauer said about the projected 3.8-percent traffic increase.

"There will be some increase because the local and national economies will be functioning better. That might contribute half. I don't know where they're getting the rest," Lauer said. "It's classic budgeting: 'Let's err on the side of additional revenue.'"

Penrod said the authority's optimism is based on improved economic conditions, increased flying throughout the industry and "the fact that our airplanes are full."

Airlines filled more than 82 percent of available seats on Pittsburgh Airport flights this year, he said. Nationwide, planes are flying about 80-percent full, according to Department of Transportation statistics. Read more...

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BWI Airport Concludes Record Summer with New August Record

Oct 8, 2010 -  One month after setting an all-time monthly record for passenger traffic, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Airport) reported that 2,108,125 passengers traveled through the Airport in August. That figure, an increase of 5.2 percent over August 2009, was an all-time August record for passenger traffic at BWI Airport, and the second-busiest month ever.

“The record summer at BWI Airport confirmed that this is a vibrant, growing region that remains very attractive for airline service,” said Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. “The continued growth highlights that the economy in the State of Maryland and in the region continues to move forward in a positive direction.”

Southwest Airlines, the largest airline at BWI Airport, served 1,128,231 passengers in August, a 10 percent increase over August 2009. For the summer months, Southwest Airlines boosted its level of flights to 182 daily departures at BWI Airport, the most ever for the airline. Read more at:

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EZ Air Park Off Airport Parking Facility Debuts Video

Sep 22, 2010 ... EZ Air Park, an offsite airport parking facility located in Eagan, MN, continues to celebrate their 25 anniversary with their first ever ...

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Canopy Airport Parking announces a Job Fair

Commerce City, CO - Canopy Airport Parking will be holding a job fair to fill over 90 jobs to begin in late Fall 2010 at their 4200-space airport parking facility located at 8100 Tower Road in Commerce City, Colorado.

Oct 4, 2010 (Press Release) -- Commerce City, CO - Canopy Airport Parking will be holding a job fair to fill over 90 jobs to begin in late Fall 2010 at their 4200-space airport parking facility located at 8100 Tower Road in Commerce City, Colorado.  Canopy Airport Parking provides parking for Denver International Airport travelers.  Canopy will offer travelers indoor valet, covered self-park and open air parking

Canopy utilizes multiple green technologies at the parking facility. Technologies used to help power the facility include solar, geothermal, and wind power. The shuttle buses are powered by CNG, Biodiesel and hybrid technology.  LED lighting is used throughout the facility to reduce energy consumption. Canopy Airport Parking will apply for LEED and Green Parking Council certification.  ...

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Rely on Exceptional PHL Airport Parking and Shuttle Services to ...

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Sep 21, 2010 (Press Release) -- By using PHL airport parking and shuttle services, one thing that will not be on your mind is the security of your car.  A vacation isn't really a vacation unless you can relax and put your mind at ease!

Just imagine relaxing at your hotel or walking around the town with your family and not having to worry about how safe your vehicle is.  With PHL airport parking and shuttle services, you can rest assured that your car is safe.  All parking areas are well lit and monitored, so staff members are on alert at all times.  Parking areas are also secured by fencing, ensuring that anyone who is not supposed to be on the property is not on the property.  Staff members patrol all parking areas on a regular basis, so you don't have to worry about theft or vandalism. This means that when you return from that fun-filled vacation your car will be in the exact same condition you left it!

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InstaParking Buffalo Airport Parking Teams Up With DiBella's Old ...

Sep 15, 2010 - Buffalo, NY - Press Release -- InstaParking LLC announced this week the addition of DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines to its Advertising Program.  Customers that park with InstaParking at the Buffalo Airport will be given a coupon when they return for their car that can be redeemed for a medium drink at the DiBella’s Old Fashioned Submarines on Union Road near the airport.

InstaParking provides discount parking to patrons of the Buffalo Airport. InstaParking also offers opportunities for local businesses to promote their products and services to parking customers through their advertising program.  The program includes opportunities for internet and print advertising directly to InstaParking customers.  The print advertising is a unique opportunity where your information is hand delivered to our customer...

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