LAST YEAR WAS A BUMPER YEAR FOR airports around the world as they posted their fifth consecutive year of traffic increases, reaching a passenger throughput of 4.9 billion. This was up 6.5% on 2006, and the rate also surpassed the 4.9% increase recorded between 2005 and 2006 (see Table 1). Since the industry bottomed in 2002, passenger traffic has grown at an average annual rate of 5.7%, bringing 1 billion new passengers into airports, an increase of 32% over the five years. But the ...

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