For December 2012 we were down 1.4% over December 2011 (40,984 vs. 41,548). We had 2,000 more seats in the market for December 2012 over December 2011. We are still trending above the 7 year average for every month in the fiscal year so far.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Area A
The contractor has begun work on the final phase last week, this is the area immediately to the north of Avion. The last phase should take 60 days to complete. The remaining concrete work including the drainage gutters should be complete by the end of the week depending on weather and availability.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Area B
The contractor has completed work on Phase 1 and the area has been reopened. A meeting has been scheduled to discuss the next phase of the project before it begins. All displaced aircraft have been returned to their respective hangars.
Northwest Taxiway Extension Project
Phase II (the entrance roadway and utilities) of this project are underway according to the contractor. The contractor has begun curb and gutter work in the area and the roadways should be constructed in the next 30 days.
Next Airport Board Meeting
The next airport board meeting will be February 19th at 9:00 AM
Executive Hangar Phase 2 area 1 is complete. Hangars A-D are accessible by aircraft. We haven’t received a start date on the next section.
Both projects are progressing, but due to the rain we are not being given completion dates. As soon as the contractors and engineers have any information on completion we will pass it on. Thank you for your patience.
Jones Brothers has advised us they plan on paving on Saturday (1/5) and Sunday (1/6) in that area.
We have just received an update on the construction project in that area with a new estimated completion date of Friday, January 4, 2013. Jones Brothers had an equipment issue at the plant that produces their asphalt. They are attempting to remedy the issue as soon as possible. We will keep you advised of any changes or updates when we receive them.
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For the month of November in 2012 compared to November in 2011:
- American was up 14.6%
- Southwest was down 2.9 %
- United was up 10.9 %
We saw an increase of 7.2% over the same months in the seats available in the marketplace.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area A
- The contractor anticipates all concrete and asphalt work in Phase V will be finished by the end of this week.
- Concrete will need to cure for a minimum of 20 days before the ARFF trucks can drive on it.
- The next phase will begin after January 1.
Executive Apron Reconstruction Project- Area B
- Jones Bros has finished all the prep work and is waiting to apply asphalt in the Phase I area.
- The asphalt plant is anticipating production on December 15th.
- Jones Bros is still anticipating that Phase I will be complete by the end of the year.
- Phase II work will begin in January 2013.
Northwest Taxilane Extention
- Phase II (Entrance road and Utilities) of this project is underway.
- Trenching of the area has been completed.
- All utilities have been installed.
- Jones Bros has begun preparing the area for curb and gutter work for the road.
- The roadway should be complete in 30-45 days.
- Construction has begun on three of the hangars.
Other Terminal Events
We installed new Dyson Hand Dryers in the restrooms of the Terminal Building. Combined these units will save us several thousand dollars in electricity over the old 14 year old units they replaced in their expected lifetime.
Executive Hangars A-D
We have been told by Jones Brothers they are progressing on schedule for this area.
Taxilane ‘T’, French Ramp, T Hangars near the fire station
The current work areas have almost been completed. The asphalt is scheduled to be completed this week and the next phase shown below will begin immediately after the current phase has been completed.
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.
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.