February 28, 1995 Denver International Airport, which is located approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the downtown section of Colorado’s state capital, officially opened for business. This facility debuted the day after its predecessor, Stapleton International Airport in the northeastern part of Denver, ceased operations after more than 65 years of service. The inaugural festivities... Continue Reading →

César Pelli, who was born in Argentina in 1926, has achieved international renown as one of the most innovative and influential architects around today. While Pelli is perhaps best known for designing the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, his considerable body of work has also included major transportation-oriented projects. A key example involves the terminal... Continue Reading →

Jan Smuts International Airport began operations in the city of Kempton Park, 20 miles northeast of Johannesburg, in what was then the Union of South Africa. (The Republic of South Africa came into existence nine years later.) The South African Airways’ Skymaster plane named Tafelberg was the first aircraft to touch down at the new... Continue Reading →

A dedication ceremony was held for a new international airport in east-central France. French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing formally inaugurated the airport, which opened to passengers a week later. Lyon Satolas Airport was built in Colombier-Saugnieu; this commune is approximately 13 miles from Lyon, the third largest city in France. The facility was designed in... Continue Reading →

The runway for a new airport in the Maldives, a country situated in the Indian Ocean, was completed four years after construction on the paved strip had begun. The conclusion of work on the runway marked an important step in building the airport on the Maldivan island of Kaadedhdhoo, with the facility officially opening about... Continue Reading →

A new airport was officially opened in Seychelles, an Indian Ocean archipelago located 932 miles east of mainland Africa. Seychelles International Airport is near the Seychellian capital of Victoria on Mahé, which is the largest and most heavily populated of the archipelago’s 115 islands. A British colony when the airport made its debut, Seychelles achieved... Continue Reading →

A major transportation development for the kingdom of Jordan took place when a new passenger terminal at the Middle East nation’s leading airport was dedicated. Jordan’s King Abdullah II attended the Thursday ceremony at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) - located 20 miles south of the capital city of Amman - and formally inaugurated the... Continue Reading →

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