All posts for the month December, 2009

ACI-NA Supports President Obama’s Plan To Review Aviation Security

Greg Principato, president of Airports Council International-North America, commended President Obama for today ordering the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to review “screening policies, technologies and procedures related to air travel.” “ACI-NA several months ago initiated an industry/government effort to review current procedures and policies,” said Principato. “This type of […]

Airports Predominantly Use PFC’s for Terminals, Which Cost More Than Airside Projects

On December 15, Aviation Daily included a small news article noting that Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) collections totaled $71.5 billion between 1992, when collections first began, and November 30, 2009. In Fiscal Year 2010, PFCs are expected to raise $2.8 billion for needed airport improvements, based on FAA enplanement forecasts. Additionally, the article stated that […]

The Future of Airport Concessions

Be sure to check your mailbox for the latest edition of Centerlines. December’s issue features a cover story on the future of airport concessions and how these programs have adapted to the challenging economy while taking advantage of new opportunities. It’s no shock to anyone that the struggling economy has affected airport operations—particularly in the […]

Health Care and Holidays Don’t Mix

By Jane Calderwood, Vice President Government and Political Affairs As 2009 winds down, the U.S. Senate’s health care slug fest continues to heat up.  And given all the grousing on both sides of the aisle, it is clear the Grinch won’t have time to steal Christmas this year as he’s too busy lurking about the […]

ACI-NA Applauds New DOT Rule to Better Protect Passengers

ACI-NA commended the DOT today for issuing a new rule for passengers experiencing extended delays. In a statement, ACI-NA President Greg Principato said this: “Airports have long advocated that airline passengers have the right to deplane after an extended amount of delay on a runway, and ACI-NA supported a requirement for airlines to develop such […]

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