Friday, August 1, 2014

JFK Airport JetBlue T5i Expansion

The JetBlue Terminal T5 at New York JFK Airport is currently being expanded for international operations. T5i

Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website

JFK T4 Expansion Phase II

Construction of Phase II of the JFK Terminal 4 Expansion has commenced. Once completed, most of Delta's New York JFK operations will be located in T4.  With the reduction in the number of passengers that need to transfer between T2 and T4, the previously proposed T2 to T4 secure connector has been converted to a more economical busing operation.

Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

JFK T4 Expansion Phase I

Phase I expansion of New York JFK's Airport has been completed and Delta has shifted operations from T3 to T4.  It still has operations at T2.

The secure connector has now been changed to a bus connection as Delta relocate most of its operations to T4 once Phase II has been completed.  It is anticipated that there will be less transfers needed once most of Delta's operations are in T4.

Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dallas Love Field Modernization Program

Dallas Field Modernization Program

- Commenced 2008, expected completion 2015
- 20 gate facility
- Budget: about US$500 million
- Designer: Corgan Associates
- General Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction

Love Field Modernization Program

Check out Southwest's 2 minute video about the Love Field Modernization Program. Click here.  The video shows the artist's renderings and the actual completed construction.

Love Evolution

Approach to Terminal Building

Departure Curb

Check in Area

Check in Area

Security Screening



Boarding Area

Boarding Area

There were 3 options being considered 2008.  Option C, estimated at $581million was chosen.

Option C Love Field Modernization Program (2008)

Preliminary Program (2008)

Source: Southwest Airlines YouTube Channel, City of Dallas and Love Field websites

Chicago O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP)

The O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) increases the runway capacity at Chicago O'Hare Airport, America's second busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers.

In order to allow for continued runway operations and match funding availabilities, the Program, costing more than US$8 billion, was separated into several phases.
- Phase 1
- Phase 2A
- Phase 2B

Many of the slides below are from Comissioner Rosemarie Andolino's City Club Chicago presentation that can be found at the following link. (45 minute video) Click here.

O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP) Phases

O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP)

OMP Phase 1 - New Runway 9L-27R

OMP Phase 1 - New North Tower

OMP Phase 1 - New Runway 10C-28C, Runway 10L-28R extension

OMP Phase 1

OMP Phase 2A - New South Tower, New Runway 10R-28L

OMP Phase 2A - New South Tower

OMP Phase 2B - New Runway 9C-27C, Runway 9R-27L Extension

At the end of the final phase, there will be 6 parallel runways.  There is also space for a new Western Terminal Building in the future.
O'Hare Modernization Program (OMP)

Source: City of Chicago Aviation Department

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Chicago O'Hare Airport Multimodal Development

The ORD multimodal development consists of:
- Consolidated Rental Car Facility ($345 million) with over 4000 spaces
- over 2000 Public Parking spaces ($80 million)
- Airport Transfer System (ATS) extension, station and equipment ($340 million)
- Metro Station
- Bus Plaza

Chicago O'Hare Multimodal Development

Chicago O'Hare Multimodal Development

Chicago O'Hare Multimodal Development

Chicago O'Hare Multimodal Development

Chicago O'Hare Multimodal Development

Source: City of Chicago Aviation Department

HKG Three Runway System Project (Jun 2014)

Hong Kong International Airport is currently doing design work on the Three Runway System Project.  They recently released a 4 minute video on their Youtube channel that shows more details of the Project. Click here.

The main elements of the Three Runway System Project include:
- Land reclamation 
- Third Runway and associated taxiways
- Third Runway Concourse and associated aircraft parking apron
- Expanding the existing Terminal 2 and associated roadways
- Support Buildings

Hong Kong Three Runway System Project

Hong Kong Three Runway System Project

Hong Kong Three Runway System Project

HKG R3 Concourse - over 100 parking stands

HKG R3 Concourse - 62 frontal stands

HKG R3 Concourse - 43 remote stands

HKG Runway 3 Concourse - 470,000 sq m

HKG Terminal 2 Expansion

HKG T2 and Runway 3 Concourse initial phase - 30 million pax per year

HKG T2 and Runway Concourse final phase - 50 million pax per year

Source: Hong Kong Airport Youtube channel
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