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Runway

A slang term for the amount of time before a project, report, or anything else must be completed. That is, a runway is the length of time until a deadline. See also: Drop-dead date.
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Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Pakistan
Airport commission votes to take control of Los Angeles terminals.
Like Brazil, Mexico is using airport development as a decentralization tool by creating regional spoke-and-hub networks: a large central airport plus a ring of smaller peripheral airports.
Airport police argue that the change is necessary because they have added concerns about security and terrorism.
The multi-phase project implementation went smoothly because Unisys recommended a future model for the new airport that enabled a successful transition from a predominantly domestic airport environment to a large international hub airport that could compete effectively with other airports in the region.
For example, the Orlando, Florida, Police Department's Airport Division created an airport containment team at the Orlando International Airport.
Referring to the newly published guidelines from the Port Authority, "Setting a New Standard in Airport Customer Care," she said that the challenge is "to significantly improve customer satisfaction," while "assuring that services are of high quality.
Last year the airport handled about 185,000 passengers on scheduled flights.
Officials at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport say new perimeter taxiways will improve safety and allow more flights to take off and land.
While Mayor James Hahn and other officials have wanted to fast-track the LAX plan, a master plan governing Van Nuys Airport in the works since March 1992 has yet to be adopted.
The decision to seek economic diversification at the airport is in keeping with a country-wide policy implemented in the last several years by the federal government.
Airports are also trying to ease travelers' security woes; Florida's Daytona Beach International Airport, for example, allows travelers to mail banned items home for free and provides clear plastic bags to help fliers sort their carry-on items.