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GRAND OPENINGS $620M Calgary Runway Opens C algary International Airport's new 14,000-foot runway, the longest in Canada, officially opened June 28. Construction for the $620 million mega-project began on April 4, 2011, involving more than 2 million person hours and an average of 420 workers on site each day. The Calgary Airport Authority celebrated the opening of its new runway by inviting residents to the "Run and Roam the Runway" event June 14 and 15. The event gave residents an opportunity to explore the runway, enjoy exclusive aircraft displays, food trucks, live entertainment and more. Residents were invited to share their ideas and suggestions about how the runway opening should unfold via an interactive website located at www.YYCRunway.com. PCL/Parsons/Dufferin, a Joint Venture, is the construction manager acting as agent for the Airport Authority for the Runway Development Project (RDP). The Calgary International Airport is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, generating more than $6 billion in economic activity annually. The addition of the new runway is essential to the continued growth and prosperity of the airport and its ability to grow its passenger and cargo network. Construction for the $620 million mega-project began on April 4, 2011, involving more than 2 million person hours and an average of 420 workers on site each day. DIA Launches Tours of Hotel and Transit Center Construction D enver International Airport is giving the public an inside look at the new Hotel and Transit Center construction site with the launch of monthly public tours, which kicked off April 12. The Hotel and Transit Center Program will complete the original vision for the airport and is the first investment in Denver International Airport's Airport City initiative. The program is made up of independent, yet physically integrated projects, including a 519-room Westin hotel and conference center, a new transit center serving all Regional Transportation District buses and the new East Rail Line, and a public plaza which will be Denver's newest venue for arts, entertainment and relaxation. "Curious onlookers have been watching the Hotel and Transit Center rise from the south side of Jeppesen Terminal for months, and we're finally at a point in the construction that allows us the opportunity to give the public a preview of this great new amenity at Denver International Airport," Hotel and Transit Center Program Manager Stu Williams said. "We're excited to give the public a firsthand look at the progress on the program." Guides will treat participants to a 45-minute hard hat tour of the new public plaza and hotel building. Because construction of the program is constantly evolving, each tour will be unique. The hotel will be owned by Denver International Airport and operated by Westin and is on schedule to open in 2015. The RTD East Rail Line, which will connect the airport to downtown Denver's Union Station in approximately 35 minutes, is scheduled to begin operations in 2016. The Hotel and Transit Center is the next step in enhancing the airport's competitive standing as a leading global airport and positioning Denver International Airport for continued growth. The airport is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $22 billion for the region annually. The city and county of Denver has contracted Parsons to provide program management support services and Gensler as the architect. The construction manger/general contractor for site preparation is Kiewit, with Mortenson, Hunt, Saunders, a tri-venture, responsible for constructing the Hotel and Transit Center. ■ The Hotel and Transit Center is the next step in enhancing the airport's competitive standing as a leading global airport and positioning Denver International Airport for continued growth. www.aci-na.org | CENTERLINES 69 http://www.YYCRunway.com http://www.aci-na.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - September 2014

President’s Message Gearing Up for a Successful 2015
Canadian Airports Facing the Tax Burden
Associates’ Corner Southern Hospitality and Airport Collaboration
Policy Corner Building the Foundation: A Strong Coalition Is Essential for 2015 Goals
Calendar of Events
Cover Story: Runway Rush Hartsfield-Jackson Remains Busiest Airport for 16 Years Running.
Feature: The 2014 William E. Downes Jr. Award
Security: Terminal Security After the Los Angeles Shooting
Feature: A Meeting of the Medium Hub Minds
Customer Service: Traveler First: Emerging Trends in Customer Service
Feature: Airports Help Local Economies Take Off
Policy: The Status of Car-Sharing Services
Grand Openings
Now Underway
New Members
Exhibitor Profiles
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com

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