Executive Travel Magazine
From check–in to the gate, airports can be business travelers' best friends—or most formidable foes.
Why are airports all so different? We spend a good portion of our lives in these enormous facilities and know their public spaces intimately. But what goes on behind the scenes? In this issue, Los Angeles International (LAX) serves as a case study to help us understand how airports work. We explore the relationships between the stakeholders: airport management, airlines and port authorities/municipalities. We also look at a forgotten stepchild of the airport: the runway. Runways play a crucial role in aviation safety, and technological advances have resulted in some fascinating upgrades.