Centerlines - January 2008 - (Page 15)

ON THE HILL AND ON THE S TUMP Airline Delays “Airports, in cooperation with the airlines, are being proactive with creating and implementing contingency plans to reduce the frequency and severity of delays.” — ACI-NA President Greg Principato on Sept. 26, describing the cause of the summer delays and offering suggestions to improve the situation to the House Subcommittee on Aviation. Holiday Travel “Airports are especially cognizant of the increase of passenger traffic during the holiday period, including leisure travelers who may not be familiar with security screening protocols and airline requirements. Airports have systems in place to address issues that may arise with increased airport congestion, long passenger waiting lines and delayed flights.” — ACI-NA President Greg Principato Congested Airspace “The delays that travelers experienced this summer are a symptom of a system that has failed. New York is not an anomaly, but a preview of congestion to come at airports around the country without fundamental change to our dated aviation systems and policies.” — Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters on Oct. 1 addressing the opening session of ACI-NA’s 16th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. (L to R) RICHARD ANDERSON, CEO, Delta Air Lines; DAVID BARGER, CEO, JetBlue Airways; EDWARD FABERMAN, executive director, Air Carrier Association of America; KRYS BART, CEO, Reno-Tahoe International Airport; and GREG PRINCIPATO, president, ACI-NA.; testifying on Nov. 15 before the House Subcommittee on Aviation on holiday travel preparations. Better Relationships “We need to clarify airport and federal roles and regulations in a way that they haven’t yet been previously outlined. We have worked hand-in-hand with TSA, but the airport-DHS relationship varies depending on DHS/TSA leadership, the crisis of the day and Congress’ approach to issues.” — 2008 ACI-NA Board Chairman Randy Walker (L to R) 2008 ACI-NA Board Chairman RANDY WALKER of Las Vegas accepting the leadership gavel from 2007 ACI-NA Board Chairman RICK PICCOLO of Sarasota, on Oct. 3 in Kansas City at the ACI-NA 16th Annual Conference & Exhibition. | CENTERLINES 15

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - January 2008

President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
Regulatory Front
On the Hill and On the Stump
One on One: Dave Barger
Revenue: The Concessions Awards
Environment: O’Hare Expansion
Passenger Focus: Houston Friendly
Safety and Security: After Comair, What Next?
Air Service Recruiting: Charleston’s Acquisition of AirTran
On Management: Performance Benchmarking at DFW
Now Underway
Grand Opening
Conference Previews and Reviews
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - January 2008