Brainerd Road Demolition Update
May 21st, 2013
If you have driven down Brainerd Road lately you have probably noticed the orange barrels lining the road around the old car dealerships, and all of the heavy equipment onsite. You have also probably noticed that the old buildings are gone, reduced to a pile of stone and gravel. But have you thought about what will happen to all that rubble?
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at CHA and that includes demolishing buildings. Instead of trucking the materials to a landfill, we chose to have them crushed and turned into gravel, which will be used in several airport projects, including creating walkways through the new green space on the very site where the buildings once stood.
It is also being used on the ground under the solar farm, both phases I and II, to control the growth of grass under the panels, which will reduce the need to mow in that area during the summer months.
Solar Farm Phase II currently under construction
So, the old buildings are literally laying the groundwork for the next phase of our solar farm. Just one more way we’re doing our part to save the planet.
CHANGE Comes to CHA
May 6th, 2013
It will be business as usual in the airport this week, but travelers will begin to notice additional people and construction equipment as the airport’s terminal renovation project officially starts today.
The nine month modernization project will be completed in phases to ensure customers can navigate the airport with very little interruption to service. The project includes new restrooms, new flooring, wall tile and paint, renovated concessions, upgraded public seating and new escalators.
Airline counters and parking will remain open as usual throughout the project. Follow CHA on Facebook (Chattanooga Airport) and Twitter (@chattairport) for regular updates throughout the project and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
AJC Article Highlights Competitive Fares at CHA
April 25th, 2013
As a Chattanooga traveler you probably already know that flying out of CHA is convenient and simple; parking is close and less expensive than surrounding airports, and you can usually check-in and walk to the gate within 10 minutes. But did you realize that the fares are oftentimes less expensive than surrounding airports?
According to a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, fares on flights to London in April and early May are actually about $186 less than the cost of the same flight out of Atlanta. The article was written by a travel consultant who suggests residents from the Atlanta area consider driving to Chattanooga to start their international travels. The writer sites multiple examples of actual savings on international flights in the coming months.
We appreciate the time travel consultants, such as this writer, and our customers spend in comparing fares between our airport and the surrounding hubs and are grateful that you choose to get on board at CHA. Read the full article at this link: www.ajc.com/news/travel/a-drive-to-chattanooga-can-save-on-europe-flights/nXBwf/.