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History of airport infrastrucure development

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Title History of airport infrastrucure development
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Korea Herald

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Seoul,South Korea : Korea Herald

Date 2013-06
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics
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Abstract

Competitive airport development has become a key national agenda ahead as international transactions, both people and cargo, have been increasing fast in an era of globalization. For emerging nations Incheon International Airport, opened in 2001, is a benchmark. The history of Korean airports started when the Japanese army built a landing strip at the site of the current Gimpo International Airport in Seoul in 1939. After independence from Japan in 1945, commercial airplanes were allowed to land at the airport. In 1958, Gimpo airport was renamed as Gimpo International Airport and its full-scale upgrade into an international airport was completed in 1971. In the 1980s, local demand for aviation skyrocketed, affected by the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and liberalization of overseas travel in 1989