Advertising on air traffic control towers – why did nobody think of that before?
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The Medford city council in Oregon, USA (where else?) has recently given its seal of approval for vast banner adverts to be placed on all sides of the airport’s air traffic control tower.
Good, I mean airports are SO non-commercial, right?
This isn’t actually as mercenary as it sounds. They are hoping to pull in up to USD 3000 a month for the 7.5 x 7.5 m signs and use the profits to pay for some of the airport costs.
Well that’s nice for them then.
Not so fast – the plan is to reduce landing fees, thus making Medford more appealing to new airlines and routes. (more…)