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June 20, 2011
A rise in US bird strikes; government plans to sell-off Spanish airport operator, AENA, and Toronto Pearson’s mission to become North America’s busiest international gateway are top of the agenda in this week’s Airport World newsletter.
Also making headlines are 70-year old Washington Reagan National; a New York heliport for its innovative advertising campaign; and the British government, which is under fire from UK regional airports for enforcing the world’s highest airport tax.
The first phase of a $1 billion terminal redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport will begin by the end of the year, Houston Airport System has announced.
Toronto Pearson to become North America’s international gateway
Toronto Pearson has announced a new strategy and rebrand in a bid to become North America’s main international gateway.
Madrid and Barcelona to be privatised by year-end
Bidding for the majority stake in Madrid Barajas and Barcelona El Prat airports will begin next month, with the contract being awarded by the end of the year, airport operator Aena said today.
UK airports call or an end to world’s highest airport tax
Regional airports in the UK are urging the government to scrap the disproportionate “one–size–fits–all” approach to Airport Passenger Duty (APD) tax, and replace it with a congestion charge on Heathrow and Gatwick.
Reagan National Airport celebrates 70th birthday
Take a bow Reagan Washington National Airport, which celebrates its 70th birthday.
Watch this space
New York City's busy East 34th Street Heliport has signed an advertising deal with Roaring Thunder Media to exclusively promote luxury Swiss watchmaker, Audemars Piguet, through to the end of September.
Online now from the latest Airport World magazine
Oliver Clark discovers more about the daily events, concerts and numerous art and cultural attractions that help make Incheon Airport one of the most passenger friendly gateways on the planet.
Thinking inside the box
What cargo security screening equipment is available today and how is it likely to evolve in the next few years? Saul Wordsworth investigates.
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