Snubbing of 'queen of the skies' to save millions: Airport decides it can't justify taxiway upgrades with FedEx cancellation of 'super-jumbo' Airbus A380

Not only did airport tenant FedEx cancel its order for the cargo version of the "superjumbo" last November, but no other carriers have indicated they'll likely use the super-jumbo here, said airport Director Patrick Dooley. Nor, Dooley added, is there a compelling case to be made for taxiway upgrades merely as a contingency for A380's being diverted here occasionally from Chicago's O'Hare International or other airports. So managers are removing all references to the A380 in a long-range airport plan...

 

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