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Tan Son Nhat International Airport
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport
Airport
(IATA: SGN, ICAO: VVTS) (Vietnamese: Sân bay quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất, Vietnamese: Cảng hàng không quốc tế Tân Sơn Nhất) is the busiest airport in Vietnam
Vietnam
with 32.5 million passengers in 2016,[2] serving Ho Chi Minh City as well as the rest of southeastern Vietnam. As of January 2017, it had a total capacity of only 25 million passengers,[3] which has caused constant congestion and sparked debate for expanding or building a new airport
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Vietnam War
North Vietnamese victoryWithdrawal of American-led forces from Indochina Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia
Cambodia
and Laos South Vietnam
South Vietnam
is annexed by North VietnamTerritorial changes Reunification of North and
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Tết
Tết
Tết
([tet˧˥] or [təːt˧˥]), or Vietnamese New Year, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. The word is a shortened form of Tết
Tết
Nguyên Đán, which is Sino-Vietnamese for "Feast of the First Morning of the First Day". Tết
Tết
celebrates the arrival of spring based on the Vietnamese calendar, which usually has the date falling in January or February.[1] Vietnamese people
Vietnamese people
celebrate the Lunar New Year annually, which is based on a lunisolar calendar (calculating both the earth's movement around the sun and the moon around the earth). Tết
Tết
is generally celebrated on the same day as Chinese New Year, except when the one-hour time difference between Vietnam
Vietnam
and China
China
results in new moon occurring on different days
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Pan American World Airways
Pan American World Airways, originally founded as Pan American Airways[1] and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier in the United States from 1927 until its collapse on December 4, 1991. Founded in 1927 as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida
and Havana, Cuba. The airline is credited for many innovations that shaped the international airline industry, including the widespread use of jet aircraft, jumbo jets, and computerized reservation systems.[2] It was also a founding member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global airline industry association.[3] Identified by its blue globe logo ("The Blue Meatball"),[4] the use of the word "Clipper" in its aircraft names and call signs, and the white uniform caps of its pilots, the airline was a cultural icon of the 20th century
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Boeing 747
The Boeing
Boeing
747 is an American wide-body commercial jet airliner and cargo aircraft, often referred to by its original nickname, "Jumbo Jet". Its distinctive "hump" upper deck along the forward part of the aircraft has made it one of the most recognizable aircraft,[7] and it was the first wide-body airplane produced. Manufactured by Boeing's Commercial Airplane unit in the United States, the 747 was originally envisioned to have 150 percent greater capacity than the Boeing 707,[8] a common large commercial aircraft of the 1960s
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Guam
Guam
Guam
(/ˈɡwɑːm/ ( listen); Chamorro: Guåhån [ˈɡʷɑhɑn]) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States
United States
in Micronesia
Micronesia
in the western Pacific Ocean.[4][5] The capital city of Guam
Guam
is Hagåtña
Hagåtña
and the most populous city is Dededo. The inhabitants of Guam
Guam
are called Guamanians, and they are American citizens by birth. Indigenous Guamanians are the Chamorros, who are related to other Austronesian natives to the west in the Philippines
Philippines
and Taiwan. In 2016, 162,742 people resided on Guam. Guam
Guam
has an area of 210 square miles (540 km2) and a population density of 775 per square mile (299/km2)
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Manila
Manila
Manila
(/məˈnɪlə/; Filipino: Maynilà, pronounced [majˈnilaʔ] or [majniˈla]), officially the City of Manila
Manila
(Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynilà [luŋˈsod nɐŋ majˈnilaʔ], Spanish: Ciudad de Manila), is the capital of the Philippines
Philippines
and the most densely populated city proper in the world.[3] It was the first chartered City by virtue of the Philippine Commission Act 183 on July 31, 1901 and gained autonomy with the passage of Republic Act No
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Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines
was a major United States
United States
airline founded in 1934 and eventually headquartered in Houston, Texas. It had ownership interests and brand partnerships with several carriers. Continental started out as one of the smaller carriers in the United States, known for its limited operations under the regulated era. Post 1978, Continental grew into one of the country's largest carriers despite facing financial troubles and other issues, eventually becoming one of the more successful airlines in the United States. In May 2010, the airline announced that it would merge with UAL Corporation (the parent company of United Airlines) via a stock swap. Continental's shares were acquired by UAL Corporation
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Boeing 707
The Boeing
Boeing
707 is a mid-sized, long-range, narrow-body, four-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
from 1958 to 1979. Its name is commonly pronounced as "seven oh seven". Versions of the aircraft have a capacity from 140 to 219 passengers and a range of 2,500 to 5,750 nautical miles (2,880 to 6,620 mi; 4,630 to 10,650 km).[5] Developed as Boeing's first jet airliner, the 707 is a swept-wing design with podded engines. Although it was not the first jetliner in service, the 707 was the first to be commercially successful. Dominating passenger air transport in the 1960s and remaining common through the 1970s, the 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age.[6][7] It established Boeing
Boeing
as one of the largest manufacturers of passenger aircraft, and led to the later series of airliners with "7x7" designations
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United Airlines
United Airlines, Inc., commonly referred to as United, is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.[11][12][13] It is the world's third-largest airline when measured by revenue, after American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. United operates a large domestic and international route network, with an extensive presence in the Asia-Pacific region.[14] United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance with a total of 28 member airlines.[15] Regional service is operated by independent carriers under the brand name United Express
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Boeing 747-400
The Boeing
Boeing
747-400 is an improvement of the 747-300, and is the best-selling model of the Boeing 747
Boeing 747
family of jet airliners. While retaining the four-engine wide-body layout of its predecessors, the 747-400 embodies numerous technological and structural changes to produce a more efficient airframe. Its most distinguishing features versus preceding 747 models are 6-foot (1.8 m) winglets mounted on 6-foot (1.8 m) wing tip extensions, which are found on all 747-400s except for Japanese domestic market versions. The 747-400 is equipped with a two-crew glass cockpit, which dispenses with the need for a flight engineer, along with more fuel-efficient engines, an optional fuel tank in the horizontal stabilizer, and revised fuselage/wing fairings. The aircraft also features an all-new interior with upgraded in-flight entertainment architecture
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Official Development Assistance
Official development assistance
Official development assistance
(ODA) is a term coined by the Development Assistance Committee
Development Assistance Committee
(DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure aid. The DAC first used the term in 1969. It is widely used as an indicator of international aid flow. It includes some loans. Most ODA comes from the 28 members of the DAC, or about $135 billion in 2013. A further $15.9 billion came from the European Commission
European Commission
and non-DAC countries gave an additional $9.4 billion
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IATA
The International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA /aɪˈɑːtə/[1]) is a trade association of the world’s airlines. Consisting of 278 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 83% of total Available Seat Miles air traffic.[2] IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.[3]Contents1 History 2 Priorities2.1 Safety 2.2 Security 2.3 Simplifying the Business 2.4 Environment 2.5 Services 2.6 Strategic partners 2.7 Publications - standards3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] IATA was formed in April 1945 in Havana, Cuba
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Kajima
$ 15.798 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1485.01 billion JPY) (FY 2012)Net income $ 249.255 million USD (FY 2012) (¥ 23.42 billion JPY) (FY 2012)Number of employees7,737 (non-consolidated) 15,468 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)Website Official websiteFootnotes / references [1][2][3] Kajima
Kajima
head office Kajima
Kajima
Corporation (鹿島建設株式会社, Kajima
Kajima
Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese construction company. Founded in 1840, the company has its headquarters in Motoakasaka, Minato, Tokyo.[1] The company is known for its DIB-200 proposal.[4] The company stock is traded on four leading Japanese stock exchanges and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225
Nikkei 225
stock index.[5] One of the five leading general contractors in Japan, that are also referred to as "super general contractor"
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Taisei Corporation
Taisei Corporation (大成建設株式会社, Taisei Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 1801) is a Japanese corporation founded in 1873. Its main areas of business are building construction, civil engineering, and real estate development
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Obayashi Corporation
$ 15.399 billion USD (FY 2012) (¥ 1,448 billion JPY) (FY 2012)Net income $ 140.302 million USD (FY 2012) (¥ 13.195 billion JPY) (FY 2012)Number of employees12,838 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)Website Official websiteFootnotes / references [1][2]Osaka Obayashi Building, registered headquarters of Obayashi Corp. in Chuo-ku, Osaka, JapanObayashi Corporation (株式会社大林組, Kabushiki-gaisha Ōbayashi Gumi) is one of five major Japanese construction companies along with Shimizu Corporation, Takenaka Corporation, Kajima Corporation, and Taisei Corporation. It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is one of the Nikkei 225 corporations.[3] Its headquarters are in Minato, Tokyo. Established in 1892 in Osaka, Obayashi operates in Japan and other countries, especially Southeast Asia and Australia, as well as the United States and Europe
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