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Airport Consulting Weekly
Nov. 23, 2011
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Airport security complaints near all-time low
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Traveler complaints against the U.S. Transportation Security Administration are near an all-time low, even as House transportation committee Chairman John Mica derides the agency as resembling the Marx Brothers comedy team. The Bgov Barometer shows that consumer complaints about the TSA last month were down 59 percent from a May 2004 peak. In September, they dipped to 1,418, the lowest since record-keeping began seven years ago, according to data provided by the TSA and the Department of Transportation. More

Domestic Airport News

John Wayne Airport ready for Thanksgiving crowds
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Just in time for the holiday crowds, officials at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., say they have repaired a faulty baggage-handling system at a new terminal that opened last week as part of a $543-million expansion project. More

Like it or not, change is in the air at KCI
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As more than 300,000 travelers pass through Kansas City International Airport this holiday week, they might take a moment to appreciate the airport's unique three-terminal design. Because its days are numbered. Until now, any plans for a new airport have seemed stalled, grounded, nowhere near takeoff. More

New safety lights on LAX runways will be delayed
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The installation of more runway safety lights at Los Angeles International Airport has been delayed by more than a year because of a lack of federal funding, airport officials said. The $10-million to $15-million project calls for lights to be added at nine runway and taxiway intersections on the north and south sides of the airport. That would expand the system of lights that went into operation in mid-2009 at 10 locations. More

Medford City Council in Oregon approves 'branding' of airport tower
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A first-of-its-kind corporate logo will be branded onto each of the four sides of the 100-foot-tall Medford airport tower, the Medford City Council decided. "Medford, Ore., is open for business," Councilman Chris Corcoran said. The City Council determined the economic benefits on putting advertising on the airport tower outweigh the negatives. One of the main benefits is it provides the airport with more dollars to potentially cut landing fees, which could attract more destinations for Southern Oregon residents travelers. More

Airport expects Thanksgiving travel to rise this year
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About 1.7 million travelers are expected to pass through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport during the week-long Thanksgiving travel period, a 3 percent increase from last year. The busiest day will likely be Sunday after Thanksgiving, airport officials said, with the Wednesday before Thanksgiving also crowded as usual. On Wednesday, the airport expects as many as 57,000 travelers to go through security at Hartsfield-Jackson, compared with an average of 38,000 to 40,000. More

Hawaiian Airlines to launch daily nonstop flights between Honolulu and New York City starting in June
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Hawaii's largest carrier will be launching nonstop flights between Honolulu and New York City starting in June 2012. Daily service between Honolulu International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport will begin June 4, Hawaiian Airlines announced. More

International Airport News

London mayor backs new airport plan to attract Chinese business
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London mayor Boris Johnson backed a major plan for a new hub airport for London in a bid to attract Chinese business. In a speech to the leading business organization the Institute of Directors (IOD) in central London, Johnson said that "the global economic geography is shifting," and that the "old order is passing," adding that British airports would be unable to serve the future business demands from China. More

Moscow airport to check-in passengers via Skype
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Skype can now indeed reach for the skies - all thanks to Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. Starting from Nov. 16, passengers can use the internet video-calling service to check-in. All they have to do is to call svo_checkin and follow the officer's instructions. In the process of registration, passengers are asked to show their passports and to tell the officer the date of the flight and the number of their e-tickets. More

ACC News

Meet FAA recurrent training requirements at the ACC/FAA Airport Wildlife Advanced Training Course
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Targeted toward airport wildlife biologists, airport wildlife managers, and consultants, this unique new offering - approved by FAA to meet recurrent training requirements outlined in AC 150/5200-36 - will provide participants an opportunity to learn how to conduct WHAs and WHMPs in a manner that meets FAA's expectations and in accordance with recently modified Advisory Circulars. Attendees will also get updates on new trends, best practices and new research. The workshop will feature a mix of lectures, interactive panels and class exercises. Only weeks remain - register now! More


TRB webinar: Small airports: Practical guidance for survival on Dec. 5, 2011
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TRB will conduct a web briefing or "webinar" on Dec. 5, 2011, from 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. EST that will feature research developed by TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) related to challenges small airports are facing, as covered in ACRP Report 44: Preservation of Public-Use Airports, and ACRP Report 28: Marketing for Small Airports. More

TSA provides updates to travelers on security procedures for the holiday travel season
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) highlighted security procedures ahead of the busy holiday travel period and reminded travelers about the steps they can take to be prepared for airport security. Over the past few months, TSA has implemented a number of new risk-based security measures, including expedited prescreening initiatives for known travelers and airline crewmembers and modified procedures for screening passengers 12 and under, among other changes. More

FAA offers holiday travel safety tips
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt encouraged travelers to take an active role in aviation safety when they fly this holiday season. "We operate the safest transportation system in the world but we can all take some simple steps to keep ourselves and our loved ones even safer this holiday season," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. More

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