Airports of the World - March/April 2006

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Bristol - Delivering for the West of England
The Editor travels to Bristol and examines the measured approach to expansion being taken by the UK's fourth largest regional airport.

Seychelles - Airports in Paradise
Paolo Bianchi visits the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean and discovers airports in arguably the world's most tranquil setting.

Towering Ambition
Bruce Hales-Dutton reports from Edinburgh on the airport's new landmark - its spectacular air traffic control tower.

Auckland - Where New Zealand Touches the World
Tom Allett visits New Zealand's principal gateway, which has seen significant growth in recent years..

Lyon Saint Exupéry - Maintaining the Spirit of the Little Prince
Luigi Vallero reports from the Rhône-Alpes region and one of France's busiest regional airports - Lyon.

Shanghai - Boom Town!
Alan Lord and Xiao Min take a look at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, where the incredible growth in passengers is matched by bold ambitions.

The Challenges of Lugano
Eryl Crump visits Lugano Airport to learn more about the challenges it faces from federal officials, as well as the surrounding mountains.

Taipei CKS International
Richard Maslen writes from Taiwan on the rapid growth experienced by the city's airport.

Fort Lauderdale - Gateway to the Gold Coast
Tony Dixon visits the east coast of Florida to find out how the airport at Fort Lauderdale is struggling to expand under pressure from local authorities.

Timisoara - From MiGs to Airliners
Eryl Crump investigates plans to invest more than 100 million euros on improving facilities and infrastructure at Timisoara International Airport in western Romania.


REGULARS

News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Tech - Rail-Air - More Essential Than Ever
David Carr examines the increasing use of railways as a means to get passengers to and from airports, vital in today's congested and environmentally-conscious world.

Letters
A selection of readers' comments on a variety of subjects covered in the magazine.

UK Airport Movements
Selected traffic movements from around the UK, courtesy of LASSI.

Winter in Canada
Paolo Giannico takes an in-depth look at the challenging job of keeping Canadian airports open during the harsh winter months.