PGAL President Ken Brown Speaks at National Airline Roundtable Event
Ken Brown, President of PGAL, shared the operational advantages of common-use airline terminals at the third-annual American Antitrust Institute Airline Roundtable, December 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Speaking as part of an expert panel addressing the topic of “Market Entry: Airport Access, Control and Infrastructure,” Brown outlined how common-use facilities can even the playing field for airlines, providing equivalent services to all airlines from curb to gate. He also answered questions from attendees, which included representatives from several major airlines.
“Based on our experience, the common-use operational model is the optimal operational approach to achieving a successful terminal design for an airport, airlines, and passengers,” Brown says.
His presentation referenced the PGAL-designed Terminal 3 at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Terminal 3, completed in 2012, the benchmark for common-use design.
“The common-use model provides the same infrastructure to all airlines in the check-in lobby and at all gate operations with the notion that any gate could be occupied by any airline,” Brown says. “The investment in the infrastructure as a priority in the initial planning and programming demonstrated to all parties that the terminal would operate day one with the maximum ability to adapt to changes in the industry.”
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