The management team at Blue Grass Airport decided to take the high and initially expensive road to meet the U.S. government's mandate for screening of baggage. Today, seven months after the deadline, their decision is regarded as partially responsible for a traffic resurgence and the airport's expanded role as a test site for future security equipment and a model for small-to-medium size airports. Blue Grass, in Lexington, Ky., is one of five U.S. airports and the smallest among the 429 ...

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