Havas buys Ackerley airport unit

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Havas Media Communication unit Sky Sites, New York, said it is buying the assets of Ackerley Airport Advertising, which holds the ad rights in 70 U.S. airports, including Miami, Washington, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston and Philadelphia, bringing in gross sales over the past 12 months of $32 million. Sky Sites operates in the U.S. and U.K. It generated sales of $50 million last year from sites in which it operates. They include New York's JFK and La Guardia, and Indianapolis in the U.S., and the U.K.'s seven major airports, including London Heathrow. Havas Media Communication also operates AP Systemes in continental Europe and Pearl & Dean in Australia.

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