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Designers Draw Up Plans For Drive-Through Airport

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June 29, 2012
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An Amsterdam-based design firm has designed plans for a drive-through airport. And what is that? The idea is giant airports could be made smaller and offer faster service if instead of bringing people to planes, you bring planes to people.


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