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Could airports begin to form alliances similar to airlines? The airports have already ranked in the top five of their size, but an alliance would allow them to attract more passengers by offering similar superior amenities and a home base in a foreign country.

Officials of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, today signed an airport partnership agreement that will include the mutual pursuit of new air service and the sharing of best practices and information.

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The partnership is actually just one among several business relationships between Seoul and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Photo by Stefan Krasowski.

“Incheon is unquestionably a global leader, setting a new standard for airports around the world,” said Jeff Fegan, chief executive of the D/FW Airport.

“Incheon offers travelers some very unique experiences,” he said. “It’s a mode from which DFW hopes to benchmark against and learn from.”

C W Lee, CEO of Incheon International Airport Corp., agreed, saying the partnership will help “both airports to grow more and more.”


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