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Airport Successes of Selling AMT Exempt Private Activity Bonds Touted on the Hill

By Annie Russo Thanks to a provision included by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) in H.R. 4849, the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act of 2010, the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) exemption on private activity bonds (PABs) has gained traction on the Hill.  H.R. 4849 includes an extension of the provision in the American Recovery […]

FAA Reauthorization Will Put People to Work

Greg Principato, ACI-NA President, and Jim Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters agree: it’s time to pass FAA reauthorization. In a joint letter published in the “Departures” column of the March 1 issue of Aviation Daily, Greg and Jim stressed the significant impacts that a long-term FAA reauthorization bill would have on […]

The Future of Airport Concessions

Be sure to check your mailbox for the latest edition of Centerlines. December’s issue features a cover story on the future of airport concessions and how these programs have adapted to the challenging economy while taking advantage of new opportunities. It’s no shock to anyone that the struggling economy has affected airport operations—particularly in the […]

Airports are Socially Savvy

The Digital Age is here, and airports are on board. From blogs, to Facebook, to Twitter, to YouTube, social media outlets are all new ways in which airports are attempting to connect with their audiences. According to a recent ACI-NA survey on social media efforts at airports, more than 2/3 of airport respondents (64.2%) have […]

Concession Sales on the Rise

Passenger traffic at airlines across the country may be down, but operators of airport concessions have some reason to be optimistic, according to new data released today by ACI-NA that show concession sales per passenger are on the rise. According to an ACI-NA analysis of data from the FAA Compliance Activity Tracking System, total nonaeronautical […]

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