In November 2019, Portland International Airport (PDX) demolished Concourse A, which has now been replaced with a redeveloped area that is bigger, brighter, and bolder.
The new concourse includes 6,900 square feet of south-facing floor-to-ceiling windows, which provide unparalleled views of the airfield as well as welcome natural light.
“For those of you who remember dark, cramped Concourse A, you’re in for a treat in this new space that serves important regional flights. Concourse B will provide a quintessential Pacific Northwest welcome and an experience with food and art that passengers and employees of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air deserve.”
The design features plants and wood panelling, as well as art installations by RYAN! Feddersen, an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. RYAN! Feddersen has created three landscape portraits that symbolise different biomes.
The white oak surrounding the art windows come from sustainably managed forests within 60 miles of Salem, Oregon.
“The inclusion of RYAN! Feddersen’s work as part of the airport’s permanent art collection at Concourse B is truly transformational! I hope that 'Inhabitance' helps illuminate her voice in a myriad of ways, and causes travellers to respect and celebrate this place, the lands, and its Native peoples.”
The concourse offers more than 500 comfy seats for passengers and more than 300 places in the gate areas to charge mobile devices.
In Spring 2022, Screen Door Restaurants, which Portlanders love for its chicken and waffles, will open in Concourse B, alongside Good Coffee, which offers coffee beans from farmers around the world with breakfast sandwiches, cookies, and pastries that highlight local fruit.
The opening of Concourse B is part of several projects intended to upgrade Portland International Airport. This latest update follows the opening of a new rental car centre at PDX earlier this year.
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Ford International Airport has launched FLITE to provide companies with grants and testing opportunities for developing air travel solutions.
Liberty Defense Shoe Screening Technology has been awarded the Interagency Partnership Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
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John Glenn Columbus International Airport has awarded First Transit a transportation shuttle contract for the airport's rental car facility.
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DEN has installed LiveReach Media's AI and machine learning queue management technology to provide wait time information.
Parsons has been awarded a 12M contract with JetBlue to build a new five-gate passenger terminal at Fort Lauderdale International Airport
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On 5th January, construction began on a major safety project at Long Beach Airport to improve the airfield for departing commercial aircraft.
Tampa International Airport's new Central Utility Plant is set to improve the efficiency of the airport's heating and cooling systems.
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LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B has won UNESCO’s 2021 Prix Versailles, the global architecture and design award, for best new airport in the world.
Quad Cities International Airport has selected Mortenson to lead construction on Project GATEWAY, the airport's terminal renovation project.
DEN is seeking approval to complete the final phase of the Great Hall Project, which includes significant improvements to Jeppesen Terminal.
FedEx's $72.2 million expansion of its air cargo hub at MIA increases the facility's capacity and capabilities.
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DEN has installed 86 new self-bag drop systems developed by Materna IPS as part of the airport's newly renovated Level 6.
AUS has been awarded a Level 3+ Accreditation recognising the airport's achievement of becoming carbon neutral.
The Kansas City Aviation Department is investing in the first wireless, vehicle charging system installed at a U.S. airport.
Guests are now checking out the latest evolution in check-in technology at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
On 1 December 2021, Swissport provided fueling services for the first ever commercial passenger flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
JFKIAT has announced a partnership with SSP America and Zippin for a contactless retail concept using artificial intelligence technology.
LAWA has shared an update on the current and upcoming construction projects at LAX, including the Landside Access Modernization Program.
PHL has launched the first phase of its Queue Management System to provide passengers with real-time updates at security checkpoints.
Mars Petcare has announced the launch of a new Airport Certification through its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program.
San Diego International Airport has launched the San Diego Flyer, a free electric shuttle bus between SAN and Old Town Transit Center.
With the opening of a new rental car center at Portland International Airport renting a car is easier and more convenient for travelers.
Los Angeles World Airports and partners officially opened the Terminals 1 and 2 connector bridge at LAX with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 12.
The delivery is part of a pilot project at DFW, demonstrating the commercial and technical viability of sustainable aviation fuel.
AECOM will provide program management services for the development of the seventh runway at Denver International Airport (DEN).
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has announced it will construct a new aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA).
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has opened two newly constructed security checkpoint buildings Tuesday at Reagan National Airport.
Tiger Infrastructure has announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in IC Alaska Airport LLC, which has secured a lease at ANC.
Airport officials, construction teams and community leaders celebrated progress of MLB's Terminal Renovation & Expansion Project with a Topping Out Ceremony.
The FAA is launching a nationwide solicitation to find a new design for control towers that can be built and operated sustainably.
Frequentis and the FAA recently completed installation of the 201st ATC VCS in a replacement program that has been running since 2004.
In partnership with LAWA, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has announced three new quick-service dining leasing opportunities at LAX Terminal 3.
Pittsburgh’s airport of the future is officially under way as officials break ground on a new 700,000 square-foot terminal project.
The San Diego County Regional Airport Board of Directors have unanimously approved plans to replace the existing Terminal 1 and related improvements.
Denver International Airport (DEN) is expanding its industry-leading renewable energy portfolio with two new solar projects.
Last week, the Louisville Regional Airport Authority celebrated the beginning of the largest geothermal system of any airport in the country at SDF.
DEN has upgraded our Lost and Found system to better locate items passengers left behind during their journey through the airport.
LAX this week is launching a robotic ambassador for its popular online food and beverage ordering service, LAX Order Now.
Denver International Airport (DEN) has outlined initiatives to help reduce the environmental impacts of airport operations over the next five years.
The FAA has awarded more than $766 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is piloting a biometric self-boarding e-gate at EWR to enhance the customer experience.
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art Airport Operations Center at the SDF.
Siemens and SITA are providing future-proof, scalable technologies for Kansas City International (MCI) Airport’s New Terminal project.
Crews at airports across North America will learn about the revolutionary new Striker Volterra ARFF hybrid electric vehicle from Oshkosh.
The Board of Commissioners of PANYNJ has approved construction of a new $3.9 billion state-of-the-art Terminal 6 at JFK International Airport.
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PANYNJ has announced that LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B has been awarded the LEED v4 Gold certification by the USGBC.
Last week, Denver International Airport (DEN) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the $770 million Great Hall Project.
Acquire Digital has partnered with Flyin’ High Signs and Gable to deploy an innovative Digital Directory and Wayfinder kiosk program for ATL.
Last week, Chennault International Airport broke ground on a $4 million facility to enter the air cargo sector.
Airlines serving PIT have given their full approval for the $1.39 billion Terminal Modernization Program, officials announced last week.
IDEMIA is facilitating a facial recognition system to help U.S. CBP increase air passengers’ security and border control at LAX.
PANYNJ has announced the signing of a long-term ground lease agreement with Aeroterm for the development of a new cargo facility at JFK.
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA will award grants to help U.S. airports recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LAWA has successfully placed four steel trusses over World Way, kicking off the construction of an elevated pedestrian walkway at LAX.
Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated the opening of the new extension of Terminal 1 at LAX.
accesso Technology Group plc has partnered with Boston Logan International Airport to pilot a Virtual Security Line.
Honeywell Aerospace has announced that SFO is installing its innovative SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System technology.
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The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has opened the next phase of the $2.4 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1.
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Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won three-year ground handling contracts with 12 airlines in North America.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the implementation of biometric facial comparison technology at CLT.
The Federal Aviation Administration announced more than $898.9 million in airport improvement grants for infrastructure and safety projects.
PANYNJ has issued an RFP to pre-qualified firms to lease, operate and maintain two of the Newark Liberty’s major cargo buildings.
CVG is adopting Veovo’s airport-wide flow management technology to obtain a greater understanding of passenger movement.
Rochester International Airport broke ground on Phase 1 of construction on RST’s runway improvements project last week.
To kick off Mobility Awareness Month, 10 new wheelchair charging stations have been installed at Miami International Airport (MIA).
Oshkosh Airport Products has announced that it has secured its first order for the new Striker ARFF vehicle, which was introduced in January.
Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) is innovating with seamless, touchless travel to improve ease and wellness at the airport.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space, will expand the deployment of checked baggage screening equipment to all TSA managed airports nationwide.
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NCDOT has approved state funds totaling $432,000 for projects that help improve safety and customer service at two North Carolina airports.
The CDA released an RFP inviting operators to submit proposals to lease, develop and operate 10 concession locations at O’Hare International.
The FAA approved grant funding to initiate a $13.5 million runway rehabilitation at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP).
This week marked the soft opening of 14 gates in a newly constructed 225,000-square-foot concourse at Reagan National Airport.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is beginning the rehabilitation of one of Newark Liberty International Airport’s major runways.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has launched LocusMaps on Web, a new online wayfinding platform in partnership with LocusLabs.
CLEAR has announced that its trusted and transparent identity technology and touchless security lanes are available at OAK.
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SFO and United Airlines have become the first in the US to trial a biometric-enabled airport experience from check-in to boarding from SITA.
On World Autism Awareness Day, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport launched a new Sensory Room for travelers who need a quiet space.
The SFO has announced the expansion of its industry-leading plastic-free policy to prohibit the sale of any beverages in plastic bottles.
The U.S. DoT’s FAA will award more than $627.7 million in infrastructure and safety grants through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) has received $2 million for an aircraft parking apron capable of accommodating up to eight planes.
Tampa International is now offering a touchless delivery service to any terminal from more than 20 restaurant locations around the airport.
SDF and the University of Louisville will collaborate on research to enhance travelers’ experience and airport operations through innovation.
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) and Gresham Smith have released a sneak peek of design concepts for an expanded and modernized terminal.
Aeroterm has announced the completion of a new Class A, airside cargo facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).
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