Meeting

Airport Board Meeting 9/17/13

Enplanements

American was up 13.7% over August of 2012

Southwest was down 9.2% over August of 2012

United was up 8.5% over August of 2012

We had 116 more commercial landings in August 2013 vs. August 2012

 

Construction

New Parking Lot

The contractor is currently working on the sub-pavement grading. After this has been completed base material will be applied to bring the lot to grade. Then paving will commence. The project from beginning to end should take 120 days.

 

Airpark Improvements

We will be replacing the lighting systems, rehabilitating the runway surfaces, and addressing some drainage issues. The bids were opened and a contractor was selected. TxDOT is currently reviewing the bids and we expect to have a green light from TxDOT very soon. A pre-construction meeting should be taking place in the next 30 days.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Airport Board

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 

Permian Basin Regional Airport Board

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m.

Airport Board 3/19/13

Enplanements

January 2013 vs. January 2012
American rose 16.1%
Southwest down 5.2%
United rose 16.2%
Overall up 2.2%

February 2013 vs. February 2012
American rose 16.4%
Southwest down 12.2%
United up 8.3%
Overall down 3.5% (due to the leap year, we saw the same drop in numbers in 2008)

Overall we are up 1.1% on the year over last year.

We are above the 7 year average in every month of the fiscal year so far.

Construction

Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area A
Is just about to be finished. There is a few patching items left to be completed. A punch list will be created and addressed to finish the project.

Executive Hangar Reconstruction Area B
Jones Brothers should be completed with Phase 2 and will move on to Phase 3 the 25th.

Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Roadways have been completed and the hangars are in the final phases of completion.

New Parking Construction
Bids should be announced in May and the plan is to have the lot open by the Thanksgiving Holiday.

XCOR

Spaceport Application
Progress is continuing, we along with the FAA are trying to iron out the details to get the airport approved for spaceflight. Keep in mind we are attempting to become the first Part 139 certificated airport with active air carrier flights to be certified as a spaceport.

Next Meeting

Regional Airport Board
TBD

Airport Planning Board
May 21, 2013 @ 9:00AM

Airport Board Meeting Updates

Enplanements

We were up 16.2% on enplanements in the month of August over August last year.  With a reduction of 1.7% in the amount of seats available.

In September we were down .9% over September last year.  That is great considering we lost the Albuquerque flight and Southwest saw a 5.8% reduction.

The airlines are reducing flights to fill the aircraft we have here.  Please book your trips early.  The more early bookings the easier it is for the airlines to justify extra aircraft and flights.

We are projected to surpass Lubbock this year in enplanements. In the calendar year we are projecting a number around 500,000 people.

Construction

The new ramp construction is set to begin tomorrow.  Jones Brothers has 60 days to finish Phase 1.  The entire project should be completed in 225 days.

 

Airport Board Meeting 6/19/12

Progress Report

Up 2.8% over May of 2011.  For the year we are up 3.5%.

Fuel Sales are down in all sectors other than Airline/Cargo customers.

We are month over month over the nine year average.

Updates

Rehabilitate Taxiway Systems

Painting still needs to be completed on TWYs A, B, M, P, W. A hold short marking is missing on TWY W prohibiting us from opening RWY 16L/34R.  Winds have prevented the painting contractor from actually laying out the markings.

Executive Apron Reconstruction

Phase 2 will have hot mix applied in about 2 weeks and should be completed by the next meeting.

The next major project in the executive hangar area that will be done is the reconstruction of all the ramp areas near the hangars west of the current work. It will be broken down into phases so only a few hangars are displaced at a time.

Old East Hangar

The building has been taken down and the final debris removal is being finished.

2012 Disaster Exercise (DisEx)

The disaster exercise went very well.  We had all the local law enforcement and mutual aid responders show up.  the local area hospitals also participated to earn mass casualty credit.

Visit our Flickr page to see photos of the day.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/midlandairport/sets/72157630211090242/

 

Aviation Summit

See Aviation Summit Post

Parking Lot Addition

A feasibility study has been done on a vacant lot west of the existing parking lots with three phases.  Whether or not it is covered is an additional cost consideration that needs to be discussed. Initial estimates show the cost to construct the lot will double if the lot is covered. A construction proposal will be drafted to submit to the board at the next meeting.

The Green section is the "proposed" Phase 1

Southwest Airlines Flight Schedule

Starting in November 2012 Southwest will add an extra Houston and Las Vegas flight.  As a result of those additions we will lose a Dallas flight.  A net gain and a positive sign that Southwest believes in Midland’s passenger base.  We hope to see a new 737-800 on some of those flights.

The next meeting is Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m.

RSAT Meeting June 27th at 10AM

Located in the Media Room on the third floor of the Terminal Building.

Agenda:

10:00- Introductions

10:15- Incident/Incursion Reviews for the past 12 months

10:45- Airport Management updates/concerncs

11:15- FAA air Traffic updates/concerns

11:45- Break

12:00- Airline updates/concerns

12:20- FBO updates/concerns

12:40- General Aviation concerns

13:00- Development of action plan

14:20- Final thoughts and adjournment

Aviation Summit

A few excerpts from Mike Boyd’s presentation

Airlines

There are not many left. Delta for instance is operated by at least four different certificated airlines.

It is possible to fly from North Carolina to California on a United ticket without every flying on a actual United plane with a United crew.

Airlines are not growing with more airplanes or seats.

Air travel will become more expensive.

Importance of Midland Air Service

Whether Mr. Chiang can get here from Kaohsiung to do a site visit.

That means the scope of national and international access is the real measure of air service.

It’s not just about cheap fares to Disneyland but how to get people to Midland that can create jobs.

Where does Midland Stand

We generate nearly 940,000 passengers annually.

We have no one dominate airline.

Midland generates nearly $153 Million to the airlines.

Great international access.

Future plans are maintaining and expanding existing incumbents.

Only possible additional access would be to Phoenix via US Airways.  Would be more likely if American and US Airways merge.

Denver has been very successful. #2 connecting market from Midland is Casper. Load factors indicate potential for larger aircraft and additional frequency.

Albuquerque and Austin do not have enough traffic to justify restoration.

Remaining markets are all very strong.

Phoenix via US Airways is a possibility along with Phoenix via Southwest.

MEETING NOTICE: Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) June 27th 10:00AM

Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00AM on the third floor of the Terminal Building the FAA will be having a RSAT meeting for Midland International Airport.  Please visit the FAA Runway Safety webpage for more information.