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Latest Issue: November/December 2015 - Issue 62


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Snapshot – Yugoslavia
In the 1970s, airports in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were used by an eclectic mix of Western aircraft, Russian types operated by airlines from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries, and holiday flights from Europe. Ron Mak captured some interesting photographs at Belgrade and Split airports.

Airport Infrastructure – Ramon International
In the Timna Valley, 12 miles (19km) north of the Israeli resort of Eilat, a new airport – due to open in 2017 – is taking shape. Joe Charlaff explains the plans and outlines the progress made to date.

Airport Infrastructure – La Guardia
Plans unveiled recently will see LaGuardia’s central terminal area totally transformed over the next five years. Andy Martin explains what is in store for New York’s third busiest airport.

Airport Analysis – Observation Decks
Observation decks at airports can still inform and provide entertainment despite the imposition of increased security measures. Dr Nicola Davies explains what makes a good deck – and where to find them.

UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring a selection of the more interesting aircraft that have recently visited UK airports.

We explain some of the abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World.


World Routes
The 21st World Route Development Forum attracted more than 2,500 delegates from 250-plus airlines, 650 airports and 170 tourism authorities from 115 countries – plus representatives of manufacturers and support organisations. Tony Dixon explains what happened in Durban, South Africa, between September 19 and 22.

Corsica is a mix of stylish towns, dense forests and high peaks. Luigi Vallero visited Ajaccio, the largest of four airports on the island.

Australia’s gold mine – Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Australia is the world’s second largest producer of gold, with Kalgoorlie- Boulder sitting at the centre of the country’s output. Chris Frame profiles the city’s airport.

Sheremetyevo – Gateway to Moscow
Sheremetyevo was once revered for the exotic array of Soviet hardware lining its aprons. Over the last ten years the airport has been transformed into a modern global hub for Aeroflot. Kevan James reports from Moscow.

Chuuk – A Micronesia Odyssey
Three times a week, a Boeing 737 wends its way across the Pacific Ocean on United Airlines’ Island Hopper service. One of the stops it makes is in Chuuk State, Micronesia. Marco Finelli tells the story.

Fiumicino Revitalised
Despite suffering a major fire in May, Rome Fiumicino continues to see increasing traffic, underpinned by the reinvention of Alitalia under Etihad’s stewardship. Luigi Vallero provides an update from Italy’s busiest airport.

Wilson – Safari Central
Many of those off on safari in Kenya’s national parks and game reserves travel from Wilson Airport near Nairobi. Stephan Schmitz takes a walk around one of the busiest small airports in Africa.

Peterborough, Canada
A small airport with the longest civilian runway between Toronto and Ottawa has some ambitious plans. Raymond Canon paid Peterborough Municipal a visit.

Bergen – Norway’s Oil Capital
Set beside the scenic Raune Fjord, Bergen Airport, Flesland was once a long-haul gateway but is now undergoing extensive modernisation. Paul B Anderson looks at developments in western Norway.

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