Friday, January 13, 2012

Guam: Governor declares Airport Week - Celebrates 36 Years

Guam - Celebrating 36 years of being an autonomous agency in the government, Governor Eddie Calvo today signed a proclamation declaring January 15-20 as A.B. Won Pat International Airport Week. GIAA executive manager Mary Torres says the week will be full of events and activities recognizing the hard work of airport employees and vendors.

"Civilian aviation began in 1935 on Guam and has transformed itself over the years keeping up to date with the latest needs in tourism, commerce and security. This evolution has grown our island's economy tremendously," she said.

She adds a groundbreaking ceremony will be held next week for the airport's new instrument landing system.

Since 1976, the Guam International Airport Authority (GIAA) has been functioning as an autonomous agency. 36 years later, airport officials have scheduled an entire week of events to celebrate its past growth and for what lies ahead in the near future. The Saturday 5k walk/race will be at the old airport terminal at 5 a.m.. Then on Sunday, the airport will be hosting a paddling competition at Matapang Beach. The public is invited to attend both events. Log on to for more information.

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