Monthly Archives: October 2012

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.

 

AIRSHO 2012 Notes

Airport Managers Notice

The Midland International Airport will be hosting the Commemorative Air Force annual Airsho between October 12th and October 14th  2012. The closures listed below will be in effect to promote safety and preparation before, during, and after the events. The Airshow Operations area is from the surface to 17500 AGL, within a five (5) nautical mile radius of Midland International Airport

Airport Closures

DATE                                 TIME-LOCAL                          DURATION

October 12, 2012             0930 – 1230                            3 hrs

October 13, 2012             1230 – 2000                            8.5 hrs

October 14, 2012             1130 – 1730                              6 hrs

Midland International Airport will be closed daily, October 12 through October 14, 2012 during the aerobatic demonstrations. Arrivals and departures are not permitted during periods of aerobatic demonstrations.*

*NOTE: the only exceptions are for Air Carrier Aircraft, Airsho aircraft, and those aircraft who have received prior permission from the Airport Manager and Midland ATC.

Note: All General Aviation and AIRSHO traffic should expect a 30-45 minute delay for an Airport Operations Airfield Inspection after the event, daily. Non-air carrier traffic must remain on the non-movement area until the inspection has been completed and NOTAM cancelled.

 

RUNWAY & TAXIWAY CLOSURE

-RWY 10/28 west 3000 feet are closed from 10/12/12 0800L- Until further notice

-TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ will be closed from 10/9/12 0800L- Until further notice

-TWY ‘T’ has been re-opened due to TWY ‘A’ and TWY ‘E’ being closed for AIRSHO.  PLEASE EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AS TWY ‘T’ IS UNMARKED.

-TWY ‘P’ West 100ft from TWY ‘H’ to RWY 10/28 will be closed from 10/11/12 08000L- Until further notice

 

For any further questions or comments contact Airport Operations – 432-560-2200 ext. 6

Contruction Update

Taxiway Tango should be paved and completed by Monday according to the contractor.  It will need paint applied after that, but we are very close to opening it.  Our goal is to have it open by Airsho.

 

Currently, the contractor has begun its next section illustrated in the map below.