Airport Author:Arthur Hailey This is a fictional story -- fast paced, exciting, richly textured with memorable characters. Yet we think you will find it more than a story. It could be about your airport too. — Lincoln International Airport calls itself boastfully: Aviation Crossroads of the World. Yet those with inside knowledge are aware of grave deficiencies. Operational a... more »reas are outmoded to the point of danger; air traffic control is overtaxed; the supposedly-modern glass and chrome main terminal has become a whited sepulcher.
Against this background is set a dramatic, behind-scenese story of seven eventful airport hours during a mid-winter snowstorm, and of the men and women -- with pressures, passions and problems of their own -- who share them.« less