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Have you ever wondered how your airport paid for that brand new, multi-million dollar runway?
In the US, airports are usually publicly owned utilities, meaning that they receive funding from both public and private sources. But the federal government doesn't directly operate many airports; management comes from airport authority groups, which branch off from local and state governments.
We just made a visit to Denver's Centennial Airport (KAPA) to find out more, and here's what we found:
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