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More US airport privatisations on the horizon?


As the Chicago Midway lease deal approaches its finalisation and Missouri's private Branson Airport prepares for its May-09 opening, news comes of at least two more US airports that are considering privatisation by lease as an option. [1255 words]

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  • Agreement would cover all but airfield operations
  • Can avoid provisions of the Pilot Programme
  • Not unique
  • Long Beach attracts major financiers
  • Local community is noisy about noise

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  • Jacksonville International Airport passenger numbers and passenger number growth (% change year-on-year): Oct-07 to Sep-08
  • Aerial view of terminal with JetBlue A320s at their gates
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