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July 2014
Volume 30
Plane taking off into sunrise
New Domestic and International Destinations

Recently, six airlines announced new flights to both domestic and international cities starting in 2014.

  • JetBlue Airways to Pittsburgh, Cartagena Colombia, Las Vegas, and Jacksonville in October.
  • Copa Airlines to Panama City, Panama in July.
  • Silver Airways to Jacksonville in August.
  • Southwest Airlines to Dallas (Love Field) in November.
  • Spirit Airlines to New Orleans in August and Houston (Bush Intercontinental) in September.
  • Frontier Airlines to Washington (Dulles) in September and Cleveland in June.

Ground Transportation Booth in Terminal 1
Transportation Questions Answered

New Ground Transportation Booths are now located in Terminals 1, 2, and 4 on the lower level in the baggage claim areas. Customer Service Coordinators staff these Information Booths. They assist travelers with ground transportation questions. Booths are staffed during the periods of significant arriving flights.

Also at the booths are local brochures to assist travelers with their ground transportation needs. Terminal 3 will  have a transportation booth after renovations are complete later this year.


Construction on the third floor of Terminal 4
Terminal 4 Rises

Construction progresses on the Terminal 4 Western Phase as it rises to the second floor. Underground utility work is complete. Foundation work continues near the existing concourse. Where the foundations are completed, workers pour the second floor concrete beams across the columns and the decks.

A green feature of this terminal is the water recycling system. Two 35,000 gallon underground tanks will hold rainwater and condensate from the ac units. Toilets will use this water and save an estimated 4.5 million gallons per year.

The apron east of the terminal is also under construction. Workers prep the ground to support the 15.5 inches of apron concrete and the planes that will drive and park on it. The drainage system and shoulder lighting are also underway. 


Runway structures are completed
South Runway Nearing Completion

Work is nearing completion on the structures and the embankment/wall. Crews are completing the life safety systems in the structures. These systems include water and foam for fire suppression, fire alarm, ventilation, and cameras for monitoring conditions within the structures. Over 95% of the retaining wall and embankment are in place.

The runway paving and lighting are progressing seven days a week. The runway paving is nearing completion. Crews continue to place concrete for the taxiways. Installing the underground utilities for the runway lighting and FAA navigational equipment continues.  

A demolition company has taken down the Hilton Hotel structure. They are now recycling the concrete and removing the other debris.

Work is nearing completion on the airport exit ramp to US 1 northbound and exit to I-595/Port from northbound US 1.  


Settlement Plate that measures the amount of settlement in the embankment
Runway Art Exhibit Opens

Passengers and the public can view a new exhibit titled “Airfield Studies (2013- 2014)” by artist Dawn Roe in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery located in Terminal 2. The exhibit of photographic transparencies will run from July 10 to October 13, 2014 in the pre-security area of the terminal.

Roe produced these photographs as part of the Artist-in-residence project associated with the construction of the South Runway and Terminal 4 expansion.  A series of visits to the site over the last 13 months has allowed Roe to create a photographic history to the gradual and dramatic changes occurring throughout this process.