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Big doin's at the airport

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Major work was done at the international airport over the past few weeks, including giving the terminal building a massive face-lift, finishing work on the third runway, re-working taxi exits from the runways, and reducing the number of gates and carriers at the international concourse. As part of the upgrade process, the airport was re-named and its designation changed.

Welcome to Robert Gould Shaw International Airport (RGS).

Airport Facts:

Acreage: 4,500

Average Passengers Per Day: 225,000

Total Passengers in 2011: 82,125,000

Projected Passengers in 2012: 85,000,000

Domestic Gates: 178

International Gates: 22

Total Gates: 200

Daily Average Arrivals/Departures: 2,650

Airlines:

Aegean

Aeroflot

Airtran

Alaska

Alitalia

American

British Airways

Delta/Northwest

El Al

Jet Blue

KLM

Lufthansa

New Zealand

Qantas Link

RyanAir

Southwest

Spirit

Thai

United/Continental

US Airways

RGS is a major hub for KLM, Delta/Northwest, United/Continental, Lufthansa, and US Airways. These carriers fly aircraft of all sizes, from the CRJs and Embraers to 747 and A340s, servicing destinations all over the world.

The newly renovated terminal building has the largest security checkpoint currently in existence, with more than 50 lanes. This allows passengers to move out of the terminal to the concourses very rapidly, minimizing frustration and long waits. The terminal building also features a large mall area with a wide variety of shops and boutiques, as well as several areas for passengers with long lay-overs to rest and relax while waiting for their next flight.

(Note that the terminal is at the edge of the city map. By splitting the airport between two cities in the region, I not only spread the benefits of the gate income, but also mitigate the spatial problems associated with large airports).

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The addition of the third runway and enlarged taxiway junctions make ground operations much smoother for all size planes. Planes queuing up for takeoff on the two north/south runways include those from Lufthansa, KLM, Delta, Spirit, American, Qantas Link, and United.

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As part of the terminal remodel, the RyanAir and Alaska Airlines gates received a much more streamlined look and a better entry to the taxiway. A few late arrivals to the morning bank from Lufthansa, AirTran, and American Airlines.

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A view of the eastern gates for US Airways on the lefthand side of the terminal building. The train station at the southern end of the terminal also received a face-lift. The four-platform station provides regular service to the region's mass-transit network and is a key means of keeping car traffic down on the roads surrounding the airport.

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And lastly, a view of the A, B, and C domestic concourses. Concourse A serves British Airways and US Airways; Concourse B serves Lufthansa and KLM; and Concourse C serves United/Continental and Delta/Northwest.

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Thanks for looking and reading!! As always feel free to comment and rate!!

Until next time,

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Very Interesting. i have a international airport i need help on its called the Juneau international airport its located on the NHP Juneau map i downloaded here on simtropolis. it seems to have a similar concept as your airport becasue parts of it are located on diffrent citytile maps. so far i have not downloaded any airport plugins. The thing about Juneau airport is that it has diagional runways. Could you give me some pointers on how to build it?. on sc3000.com there was a juneau map but the map was diagionally angled so i was able to build the airport just like in real life. is this airport your showing me from a real place in the world or is it fictional?

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