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User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

PDX one step closer to $20 million pedestrian corridor

09:00 AM PDT on Thursday, April 15, 2004


Associated Press



Port of Portland commissioners took a step toward approving a $20 million pedestrian corridor that would link the Portland International Airport's north and south terminals.




Portland International Airport. (kgw.com Photo)
The corridor would allow passengers to move among most of the airport's major concourses without having to go through airport security checkpoints a second time.


Port officials said the pedestrian corridor has been a much-needed adjustment since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Steven Schreiber, the Port's aviation director, told the commission that it would reduce passenger hassles and delays.


"We all know that since the events of 9/11, airport security has changed forever," Schrieber said. "Once people get through, they don't want to do it again. We need this permanent connecting corridor."


The Port commission hopes to hire a contractor to build the corridor by summer. On Wednesday, it approved the type of contractor selection process that Port staff will use in that process.


Port officials hope the airport's airlines will agree to cover the construction costs.


The pedestrian corridor is one of a number of major capital expenditures in the works at the Port. At Wednesday's meeting, staff members unveiled the Port's 2004-05 budget, which calls for $164 million in capital spending, the second highest in the Port's history. About $91 million of that will take place at the airport, while the balance will go toward the Port's marine, real estate, navigation and other divisions.


The Port's commissioners also voted unanimously Wednesday to give Northwest Airlines $2.1 million in landing-fee and terminal-rent waivers and marketing assistance in its first year offering daily flights to Japan. Northwest will begin the service in June.


The airport has offered no daily passenger service to Asia since Delta suspended its Japan service in 2001.


The incentives package is similar to those given to Portland International's two other international carriers, Lufthansa and Mexicana airlines.


I just stumbled across this article today and though I would share it with all you airline enthusiat. It appears the airport is going all out the help smooth connection passengers to the new Northwest Narita flight. I'm curious though, would it be less costly if the just added a custom facility in concourse c . instead of adding this underground corridor?

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Anyone have a link to a map/picture of the master plan for PDX?


SLC and ATL have it on their sites...a map/photo that shows what the airport plans to do/add over the next 20 years, but i can't find one on the PDX site. It would be interesting.


User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Try going to the Port of Portland web site at Port of Portland.com........

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

Nope, I don't see one there either...

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Does anyone know which airlines would benefit from this propose transit corridor? I didn't know that there were enough transiting passengers at PDX to justify such an addition.

User currently offlineASBOIRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Well, with the expanded AA/AS/QX codeshare this will probably be helpful at PDX. However, I doubt there are a significant number of passengers transiting between the concourses. That's all I can think of.

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

I'm not sure if that would be the reason behind adding this corridor because by summer, both Alaska and American will be located on Concourse C. I have a feeling that this corridor is being built because Northwest has requested it. I just wondering if the number of transit passengers would justify the need. Maybe the Port and the some of the airlines have plans that were just unaware of.

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

I wonder if NW is going to move all ops to concourse D. It makes sense because they are putting their lounge near gate D8. Does not make sense to have it only available for the NRT flight. Even with a connector, it;s a pretty long walk from D to the C gates.

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Wouldn't make more sense to leave Northwest where they are and build another immigation/custom facility within concourse C?

User currently offlineZonks From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Anyone want to guess where this corridor will be? I assume it would be underground, unless PDX wants to build a bridge like they have at DEN.

User currently offlineJeckPDX From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

My guess to the need for the corridor is to link NW's international operations in the International concourse D to its mainlaine ops across the tarmac and through security in the distant C concourse. Also with the NW/DL/CO alliance and AA/AS, AA, DL, and CO all have their gates in D while NW is in C and AS is in A/B/C.

For those not familiar with PDX, the A, B, and C concourses are all located on the south with D/E on the north with different security checkpoints for each set. (A/B/C and D/E) Concourse C is pretty long and its also quite a walk from say C23 all the way to the end of D where the int'l gates are located. This really is a much needed link and will allow for much easier connections.

With concourse C being much longer than D, I'd imagine that the link will be built underground atound gates C-10-12 to connect to the international departures area near gates D 8-12. It would be nice if they extended the D concurse out although I am not sure if the runway layout would allow for it.
JeckPDX



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User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

JeckPDX-Concourse D can be extended to accomodate 3 additional gates. When DL was doing the trans-pac thing, there was a plan to add 3 gates at the end of D. It still seems to make much more sense to move NW completely to concourse D. There are several gates available for their ops and that way all of NW pax can take advantage of the lounge that NW is building near gate D8. Even with a walkway connecting the 2 sides, it would not be very conveniently located.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

I agree it makes more sense to move NW to the D concourse, but the question of just who would pay for it is probably going to stop it from happening. NW wouldn't want to pay for the move, nor would DL.

User currently offlineLeneld From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 606 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

I'm pretty sure that the project will go forward, but I would like to see the Port of Portland pay for this project and leave the airlines out of it. I would hate for us to have a nice airport but with little service because the cost of operating there is way to expensive.

User currently offlineDash8tech From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 732 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

NW is our biggest codeshare partner and having them close to us on the A/B/C side makes perfect sense. Moving their entire operation to the other side would break the ease of connections. However, if more are coming in from MSP or DTW for the Japan flights then it makes more sense to have them over on D. Pros and cons to it all eh?

User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

good point Dash8tech. I was simply thinking in terms of all NW passengers being able to use the private lounge NW is building-seems silly to have it there for a single flight. If they build some sort of pedestrian walkway, then all secured areas would be linked so maybe that is what they are thinking. I thought at one time they were going to bus QX and AS passengers over to D and bus incoming NW passengers over to C. I doubt there will too much connecting traffic from MSP and DTW since they have their own nonstops.

User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

American is moving to the C concourse (C9/11). Northwest is moving all operations to the D concourse. They will use the DL Crown Room as their airport club. PoP plans on running a bus starting this summer between the two concourses. The walkway is the long term fix. A very expensive fix, but a fix. Not good if PDX costs go up again. PDX has already lost a ton of service. PDX could just about move all the operations to the A/B/C concourse. Just mothball D/E and at least save some electricity.

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