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October 26, 2011 Airport Report Today

April 10, 2012
Delta Posts Third-Quarter Profit
Delta on Tuesday posted a $549 million profit for the quarter ended Sept. 30 compared with a $363 million profit for the same period last year.
Net income for the first nine months of this year totaled $429 million, compared with $574 million in 2010.
CEO Richard Anderson said Delta successfully is adapting to the challenging economic environment “by producing a solidly profitable quarter in the face of $1 billion of fuel price pressure.”
Carrier President Ed Bastian commented that, “Corporate travel demand remains strong. With continued capacity discipline, coupled with improvements we are making in our product and service, we are well positioned to deal with the impact of today’s high fuel prices and an uncertain economy.”

New Orleans Marks Opening Of Expanded Concourse
Armstrong New Orleans International on Oct. 27 is scheduled to mark the opening of the Concourse D expansion.
The concourse includes six new gates and room for retail opportunities.

Nashville International To Open Rental Car Facility
Nashville International on Nov. 1 will open its 1.2-million-square-foot consolidated rental car facility, one of the largest construction projects in the airport’s history.
The new facility, which is larger than the airport terminal, is located in what was formerly part of the airport’s long-term A parking lot. The addition of this three-level building frees up an additional 600 spaces in the short-term garage, increasing its capacity by 30 percent. The facility also increases the airport’s rental car capacity by about 1,400 cars, for a total of 2,400 vehicles.
The structure also includes several environmentally sustainable elements, such as energy-efficient lighting, the use of reclaimed water for washing the rental cars and a quick-turnaround facility that is now onsite, saving 800,000 miles of driving per year.

FAA Issues Update On Airspace Redesign
FAA has published a new fact sheet to update the status of the New York-New Jersey-Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Airspace Redesign Implementation. The document may be viewed at

Delta Orders Gate Equipment For JFK Project
JBT AeroTech said it was awarded a contract in excess of $6 million to supply gate equipment for Delta’s Kennedy International Terminal Four Concourse B Expansion and Renovation project. 
The contract includes nine new Jetway passenger boarding bridges, 13 JetAire preconditioned air units, nine Jetpower ground power units and other ancillary products.
The Terminal 4 contract is part of the overall $1.2 billion dollar renovation project to expand Deltas JFK international terminal facilities.

DOT Levies Fines For Advertising Violations
DOT has fined South African Airways and ticket agent Destination Southern Africa for violating federal aviation laws and the department’s rules prohibiting deceptive price advertising in air travel. 
South African Airways was fined $55,000 while Destination Southern Africa, which promotes air travel packages for South African Airways, as well as its own tours, was fined $20,000, DOT said. An investigation by the department found that ads on both companies’ websites failed to disclose adequately the government taxes and fees that were in addition to the advertised fare.

Airports Going Green Award Winners Named
The Chicago Department of Aviation announced the recipients of the 2011 Airports Going Green award, which recognizes the value of airport projects, as well as the project sponsors leadership in pursuit of sustainability within the aviation industry. 
The 2011 Airports Going Green Award recipients are:
• Hartsfield-Jackson International: Sustainable Food Court Initiative Pilot
• Ithaca Tompkins Regional (N.Y.): Sustainable Airport Master Plan
• Dallas-Fort Worth International: Energy Management Program
• Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International: New LEED-Registered Terminal
• Denver International: Photovoltaic Power Installations
• United Airlines: Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Support for Sustainability within the Aviation Industry
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