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New AZO Terminal Contruction Will Start Today  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3100 posts, RR: 10
Posted (5 years 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2431 times:

Officials at AZO in Kalamazoo, Michigan have been awaiting for the FAA portion funding to be approved. Now that this has been achieved construction should begin today. The plans for the new terminal are visable on the airports web site:

AZO Web Site Photo Gallery:
http://www.azoairport.com/gallery

This project like other airport projects of this size take a long time to get going as you can imagine because of the necessary planning and funding. It could also be noted that the majority of the airline airport terminals in Michigan will have been completely replaced in the last several years. Those that I know of are: DTW, FNT, TVC, MBL, PLN, MBS-Soon to be, AZO-In progress.

Here is the writeup on the project:

Courtesy: The Kalamazoo Gazette

FAA Funding Means Airport Project To Start

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/...ews-35/1250261446157860.xml&coll=7

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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4499 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Good for AZO. I've flown in there a couple of times for the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Western Michigan U. The existing airport isn't really overcrowded except in the baggage area, and probably at security at rush hours (I departed on Saturday evenings, so lines were short). The second carousel and additional an additional security lane will no doubt be very helpful. The old terminal is worn and tired-looking, and the new facility will no doubt be much nicer. It looks like AZO has a good chunk of Federal funding lined up so they hopefully won't need to raise their fees to pay for it.

Sad to see AZO down to only two network carriers and a 'scheduled-charter' carrier. Current NWA online timetable shows only regional a/c, no DC-9's. The first time I flew in there in 2007, UA and DL regional affiliates were still there. And I flew on a DC-9-50 that no doubt had worn Herman on its tail. Hopefully better days will return for AZO.

Just keep the rental-car pickup and return as convenient as it is now--the most convenient of any airport I've flown into!

Jim



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4581 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Very very nice. The design seems pretty simple and straight forward to provide and efficient experience for passengers. Should also be easily expandable should the need arise.

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3939 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2258 times:
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Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 2):
should the need arise

it wont. I am very surprised that they are moving forward with this.



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4581 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2188 times:



Quoting CALMSP (Reply 3):
it wont. I am very surprised that they are moving forward with this.

Such a bright and cheery response. LOL Sometimes you have to go ahead and plan for the future. The industry may suck the next couple of years, but if you aren't ready for the next up turn...then you'll be left behind. And who knows, there are more things behind closed doors that we never know about.


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3905 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

It's kind of hard to tell in the pics, but is the new terminal going to be built next to the existing building closer to 17/35? Good for AZO to think ahead. I just hope they don't price themselves out of the market, where airlines won't be able to make flying there profitable.

User currently offlineBrandonfs88 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2100 times:
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Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 5):
It's kind of hard to tell in the pics, but is the new terminal going to be built next to the existing building closer to 17/35? Good for AZO to think ahead. I just hope they don't price themselves out of the market, where airlines won't be able to make flying there profitable.

Yeah, there building it right next to the current one, so closer to 17/35.


User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15730 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

That terminal looks nice. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the new terminal (built 2001) at Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) but smaller as BMI has a pier that extends outward. I wonder if the same architecture firm did both?


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User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2056 times:



Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 4):
Sometimes you have to go ahead and plan for the future. The industry may suck the next couple of years, but if you aren't ready for the next up turn...then you'll be left behind.

Exactly, in 1991 when Eastern shut down ATL idled Concourse C. At the same time, ATL continued with the plans of the International terminal. Positioning themselves quite well for today.

I'm not saying AZO is an ATL; there are consequences to halting rationale progress.


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