National Alliance to Advance NextGen — Supporters Wanted

By Jane Calderwood Ed Knoesel from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gave a brief presentation this morning at the US Government Affairs Committee asking airports to consider joining the National Alliance to Advance NextGen.  Knoesel pointed out that a serious ground delays in New York today ripples throughout the system impacting […]

Commit to the Cause

By Jane Calderwood The Government Affairs Committee met Sunday morning to discuss the Airports for the Future Campaign.  Chairman Mark Reis, of Seattle, had asked our consultants to find a case study to share that would give committee members a sense of the challenges ahead and proof that our path we are on is a […]

New Self-Service Practices Detailed

By Aneil Patel The Business Information Technology Committee kicked off the with several IT Hot topics that have bubbled up in North America airports. Paul Lawrence from Calgary Airport, our Host opened the first session with the Airline and Passenger Service Initiatives, which will be implemented in their new International Terminal, scheduled to be opened […]

Privatization of San Juan Airport Moves to FAA for Comments

Speaker: Emmett McCann, bio Managing Director Highstar Capital By Debby McElroy The ACI-NA Board of Directors meeting featured a briefing on the expected privatization of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (LMM Airport) in Puerto Rico.  Emmett McCann, Managing Director at Highstar Capital, a longtime veteran of transportation public private partnerships, discussed how Aerostar Airport Holdings […]

It’s Not Only About the Benjamins — Enhancing Airport Parking Operations

By Chris Oswald Airport parking is one of the most significant sources of non-aeronautical revenue at airports.  At today’s Operations and Technical Affairs Pre-Conference Seminar, attendees learned that airport parking is about a lot more than just collecting revenue.  Customer service, technology, branding, parking product differentiation and environmental considerations all come into play as well. […]

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