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N O W U N D E R WAY Phase II of Nashville renovations underway T H E M U LT I - Y E A R , $36 million renovation work is well underway at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee. In August, Phase II of the project began. The two-phase project, which began in 2005, has lead to improveKaren Edgin, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority The Kids Works/Nashville Zoo store, is one of the more than 30 new retail and food and beverage offerings that opened during Phase I of Nashville International Airport’s terminal renovation, the first renovation in the 22-year history of the existing terminal. ments in the terminal, concessions, the taxiway and parking. Much of the work has been completed, including the Nov. 12 re-opening and repurposing of a new longterm parking lot and an expansion of the airport’s cell phone/waiting area. “These recent changes to parking and traffic patterns underscore the airports’s continuous goal to provide the Nashville Airports Experience to passengers and guests,” said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. The second phase changes in the terminal, include renovations of existing public restrooms and construction of additional restrooms; replacement of carpeting and tile throughout the terminal and concourse; replacement of existing HVAC units; renovation of airline gate hold rooms; replacement of wall covering on the ticketing, baggage and ground transportation levels; increase capacity in ticket lobby area; and renovation in baggage claim. The second phase was financed with the sale of $36 million in bonds are not subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). Avoiding the AMT market premium is estimated to have saved MNAA $3.2 million in total debt service savings, according to The PFM Group, financial advisor assisting the airport authority. Hardaway Construction Corp. was chosen as the contractor for Phase II. As part of the contract, small, minority and women-owned owned business enterprise partners will be providing construction services. Their involvement represents 12.9 percent of the total contract. Work on the second, and final phase of the project is projected to be completed in 2011. ■ Two great seminars in one Las Vegas location sponsored by the ACI-NA Marketing and Communications Committee 2010 Air Service and Data Planning Seminar January 24-26 Experienced airline route planners, consultants and airport recruiters will explain the right data to use to cast your airport, community and region in the best light. JANUARY 2010 Media Relations Seminar January 27-29 This one-of-a-kind seminar offers information on the latest media trends and tools for effective crisis communication. As Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube, Flickr and other social media outlets permeate the scene, this seminar will offer airport public relations professionals tips on how to take advantage of these new tools and how to avoid potential pitfalls. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with peers, and gain valuable on-camera media training. The Westin Casuarina Las Vegas (702) 836-5900 For more information regarding sponsorships opportunities for these meetings, please contact Amy Peters at (202) 293-8500. To see a calendar of our events, please visit JOIN OUR SOCIAL COMMUNITY! ACI-NA is on Facebook and Twitter. Become our fan on Facebook by visiting, and follow us on Twitter by searching airportscouncil. Want to Tweet about these conferences? Type ”#ACIAir” in your Twitter comment to share your thoughts on the Air Service Development Seminar and type “#ACIMedia” in your Twitter comment and see what other attendees have to say about the Media Relations Seminar. MarComm_EdAd.indd 1 | CENTERLINES 11/6/09 2:41:51 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - December 2009

Centerlines - December 2009
Table of Contents
President's Message
Canadian Airports
Associates' Corner
Policy Corner
Training Center
On the Hill and On the Stump
Cover Story: Time to Look Ahead
Griesbach Concessions Award Winners
Passenger Focus: Enabling the Disabled
Environment: Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance
Now Underway
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - December 2009