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Zombifying commercial airports


In 1995, Lansing, Michigan’s Capital Region International Airport (LAN) would proudly boast in local radio advertisements that is was served by eight airlines. In 1997, its  passenger activity peaked at 720,365. A mere 20 years later that number has free-fallen … Continue reading

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India’s busiest airports for 2013-14


             Busiest airports in India by passenger traffic: April 2013–March 2014   Name City   Passengers   Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi 36,990,987 Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai 32,221,395 Chennai International Airport Chennai 12,896,055 Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore 12,868,830 Netaji Subhash … Continue reading

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Airside Americana – remember these airlines?


In these days of airline mergers, consolidations, and corporate takeovers, it can be hard to remember the days of multitudes of airline serving various parts of the nation. As I was growing up, very few airlines could be correctly deemed … Continue reading

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DIA – Denver’s incredible airport


I have had the pleasure of flying through Denver International Airport (DIA) three times now. Each visit  to Denver I am more and more impressed by this enormous 35,000 acre facility. Not only is the airport  designed to be functional, … Continue reading

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When the node breaks…put logic back into logistics


I am writing everyone from a hotel room near the Denver and from my gate Denver International Airport. In case you didn’t see the update to the last post, my dream ride on the California Zephyr ended before it ever … Continue reading

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Ideas for Stapleton’s iconic control tower


On our way back from Boulder to Denver International Airport on Sunday morning, Brendan and I stopped by the Stapleton development in Denver to see the old Stapleton International Airport control tower. This handsome and historic structure is pretty much … Continue reading

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World’s 25 busiest air travel “markets” in 2011


It is often heard that Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is the busiest airport in the world. On an individual airport basis, that is correct. But when you calculate the total air passengers passing through each market (single airport or multiple-airport), … Continue reading

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Satellite airport “success” stories related to sprawl


In the past three-four decades urban sprawl has led to the rapid expansion of low density development across once pastoral landscapes, vastly increasing the area now occupied by the built environment. While, as urban planners, we are almost universally opposed to … Continue reading

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Last flights out


Quite a hectic travel day yesterday (Sunday) as I attempted to return to Michigan early from visiting my son and daughter in law in Boston. Originally scheduled to fly home today (Monday), my airline, AirTran contacted me Saturday and suggested … Continue reading

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America’s finest airport – Sacramento’s Terminal B


Okay. I will admit I have not been in every airport in the land. I would have to live an “Up in the Air” life to do that. But, I have been in, through, or to enough airports, both new and old, … Continue reading

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