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Latest Issue: September/October 2015 - Issue 61

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News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Industry Column
With the Airports Commission having recommended expansion of London Heathrow, Andy Martin considers whether the path ahead will be smooth or if it could yet become a minefield.

Airport Infrastructure – Manchester’s transformation
The UK’s third busiest airport has outlined an ambitious ten-year £1 billion Transformation Programme. Andy Martin finds out more about Manchester Airport Group’s (MAG) impressive plans.

Snapshot – Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo (SDQ) in the Dominican Republic was the last bastion for classic piston engine airliners. Ron Mak took a tour in 1979.

On The Spot – Léon Verhallen
Léon Verhallen, Head of Aviation Marketing at Brussels Airport, has been instrumental in developing the art of airline marketing and has won more Routes marketing awards than anyone in his field.

Airport Infrastructure – Oslo
With passenger numbers increasing annually, the April 2017 opening of Oslo Gardermoen Airport’s Terminal 2 can’t come soon enough.

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

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

Features

Lanseria – the South African Alternative
Situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Lanseria is the lesser known of two airports serving one of the country’s biggest cities and its capital. Sebastian Schmitz tells the story of its growth.

Comiso Rising
Sicily’s newest and fourth busiest airport has been in business for only two years. Although its traffic is increasing rapidly, there is a cloud on an otherwise bright horizon, as Matteo Legnani explains.

Skopje Airport: On the Trail of Alexander the Great
In landlocked Macedonia, Skopje is enjoying success under the stewardship of Turkish management company TAV Airports. Luigi Vallero outlines the history of the airport.

The Last Frontier
Managing Editor Mark Nicholls visited Fairbanks International Airport, a vital communications node for the state’s oil and gas industry and the gateway to the Arctic.

Keflavík International Airport
In the aftermath of volcanic eruptions and a banking crisis, traffic at Keflavík International Airport has grown by 87% in the last four years. Andy Martin reports.

Gateway to Northeast Thailand
Sebastian Schmitz describes how Khon Kaen, one of many small airports in Thailand, has its sights set on big expansion.

Belize City
Two airports serve the capital of this former British colony where tourism is becoming increasingly popular. Sebastian Schmitz investigates.

Nouméa’s Downtown Airport
Downtown Magenta airport in the Pacific city of Nouméa serves a variety of local airlines that are unlikely to be seen anywhere else in the world. Paul Howard visited this colourful paradise to find out more.

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