Centerlines - December 2010 - (Page 28)

GRAND OPENINGS Terminal B brings flavor to San Antonio “We welcome the added variety and new array of food and retail concession offerings at the San Antonio International Airport,” Frank Miller, aviation director, said. “Some of these concessions and store fronts are familiar to our airport travelers and some are new. But all are a great fit for San Antonio, and will The new Terminal B at San Antonio International provide our guests and Airport generated more than 1,065,000 hours of labor. travelers the fi rst-class service they deserve.” It is estimated that the new SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL contracts will bring approximately $23 Airport celebrated the grand opening million to the airport in 10 years. of the new Terminal B, part of a $634 Coinciding with the opening of million capital improvement plan, on Terminal B is the new Consolidated Oct. 23. Baggage Handling System, a behindThe new terminal features five the-scenes structure that will house different companies that operate 10 TSA baggage screening equipment. different retail, restaurant and fast The system allows passengers using food operations. In addition, three Terminals A and B to check bags new news and gift shops will go into in at the curb fronts or at the ticket the existing Terminal 1 (renamed counters and go directly to the TSA Terminal A) during 2011. security screening area. Host International will operate Also included in the capital six news stores, under San Antonio improvement program is the twoExpress-News Café or Texas Monthly tiered roadway system that opened in concepts, and a Rosario’s Mexican April 2010, relieving congestion from Café Y Cantina, serving traditional upper-level departure lanes and the Mexican and Southwestern fare. lower-level arrival and baggage claim In addition, Host will manage and area. This double-decker roadway will operate a café and coffee shop, R Sala now be able to serve both terminals Bebida Botana Bar/Starbuck’s Coffee. as well as allows outer lane access HDS & Partners will operate the that will be designated specifically for Stars of San Antonio specialty retail shuttle busses for hotels, rental cars and concessions concept, specializing and mass transit. in selling San Antonio-imaged merchandise, snacks and gifts. Several other concessionaires were Miami’s Skytrain opens chosen to bring new concepts to San O N S E P T. 1 5 , the $134 million Antonio International Airport’s new Concourse D Skytrain began to whisk Terminal B Food Court. Sbarro-Seven passengers at Miami International Hills will operate Sbarro’s Italian Airport off their feet from one end of restaurant, and Edwin Enterprises will the mile-long facility to the other for operate Charley’s Grilled Subs. quick connections to everything from flights and baggage claim to stores, restaurants and passport control. Built by Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture with trains provided by Sumitomo Corporation of America and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Skytrain’s system of four-car trains has the capacity to transport 9,000 passengers per hour. The opening of Skytrain is one of the fi nal milestones for the North Terminal Development program. Phoenix-Mesa expands to accommodate demand P H O E N I X - M E S A G AT E WAY Airport held a grand opening for its $8.9 million passenger terminal expansion Nov. 9. Funded through FAA grant money, the expansion added 25,000 square feet and two additional gates to the already existing 35,000 square-foot, four-gate facility. The additions will increase gate capacity while providing space for baggage claim, a much-needed accommodation on the heels of Allegiant Air’s expansion from 13 destinations in 2007 to 27 today. ■ The skytrain system features stations at four main areas of Concourse D and has the capacity to transport 9,000 passengers per hour. 28 CENTERLINES | DECEMBER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - December 2010

Centerlines - December 2010
President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
On the Hill and On the Stump
Cover Story: Evolving Airport Concessions
Passenger Focus: Measuring Customer Satisfaction
Fees vs. PFCs
Grand Openings
Now Underway
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - December 2010