In With the New

Corpus Christi International Airport introduces new flight information displays to make your travel experience more convenient than ever.

By: Kim Bridger

Some of us are old enough to remember the days when an airline delay or cancellation was a big secret until you arrived at the airport for your flight. You would walk in the terminal, go to the ticket counter and check your bags, and sometime within that time frame, you would find out there was no reason to hurry.

Nowadays, while the airlines occasionally experience these delays, many of us actually find out about it via email or text. But as much as we appreciate mobile notification, that doesn’t replace the need for or the importance of the flight information displays inside the terminal.

New flight information displays
Next time you visit Corpus Christi International Airport (CCIA), check out the new screens that are currently being installed at the airline ticket counters, at the baggage claim, above the TSA security checkpoint, in the concourse and at individual airline gates. The new digital displays will show real-time information as it changes every minute.

The old system at CCIA displayed the flights, times and updates; however, the system required manual updating by airline employees. In the hustle and bustle of air travel these days, that was not an ideal situation. The new software also allows CCIA to send up-to-the-minute flight information through to the airport website. So no matter where you are, you can log on for up-to-the-minute information.

A busier terminal
The new displays will also feature current weather information and messages about security, safety and parking at CCIA. And they come at a good time: Since September 2013, the number of people getting on planes at CCIA has been on the way up. This trend bodes well for the community. If the local economy continues to grow and change, it stands to reason that there will be a greater demand for the service we have here at CCIA. That’s a great way to get the attention of airline planners. The economic indicators that matter the most to the airlines are directly related to how many seats are sold on flights. There’s a little more to it than that, but you get my drift.

As airport managers, we don’t take things for granted. There are currently three major airlines serving this community, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to keep them here. So, busy is good. Busier is better. And 2015 is showing a lot of promise.

Fly CCIA! Go to a happy place.
When we dubbed CCIA a happy place, it wasn’t a stretch. At CCIA, you’ll find ample parking at a reasonable price. You’ll have a short walk to the terminal with no long lines or loud crowds to maneuver through. And when you return from your trip and land at CCIA, you’re close to home. When it comes to airfare, you will find that prices out of CCIA are often very much in line with what you’ll find at other airports in the region. So when it’s time to take that next trip, take the easy way out!

Kim Bridger is the marketing manager at CCIA. For more information, contact her at

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