Centerlines - December 2008 - (Page 43)

N O W U N D E R WAY New Terminal at Springfield-Branson C O N S T R U C T I O N O N A new $117 million terminal at SpringfieldBranson National Airport began in June 2006. Completion was scheduled for spring 2009, although excessive rain has delayed construction. Owned by the City of Springfield, the terminal will replace the existing 1964 facility which has been significantly modified or expanded five times. Because of site restrictions, those additions have created a long, narrow terminal. Passengers line up outside awaiting security during peak periods. Ticket counters are 300 feet from baggage claim. When completed, the new singlestory, 255,000-square-foot terminal will be a series of three rectangular spaces. It will have 10 gates with the potential for 60. Departures, arrivals, baggage claim and parking will all be on the same level. The new be equipped with no charge USB parking lot in front of the terminal will ports, electrical outlets and Wi-Fi. have about 1,800 spaces, up from Building safety will be enhanced the current 1,300. Ticket counters will because passengers won’t risk tripbe within 100 feet of baggage claim ping over electric cords or falling on and gates will be only 60 feet from escalators as they sometimes do in security. A single multi-lane security the current terminal. ■ checkpoint for passenger screening and a large TSA baggage inspection area will mean faster and more comfortable compliance with post-9/11 security requirements. Ten contact jet bridges, up from seven, will speed morning departures for planes laying over here. Passenger waiting area seats will Rendering of interior of new Springfield-Branson terminal. simplicity. functionality. reliability. international airport shuttle Mexico City | CENTERLINES 43

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

Centerlines - December 2008
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
On the Hill and On the Stump
Cover Story: Airport Belt Tightening
On Management: Pooling DBE Resources
Revenue Arena: New Revenue Streams
Griesbach Concessions Award Winners
Security: Employee Screening Pilot Tests
New Technology: Wireless Growth
Now Underway
Grand Openings
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - December 2008