Airports of the World - May/June 2006

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Colombo
Richard Maslen visits Sri Lanka's sole international gateway and discovers an airport keen to put troubled times behind it.

Filling the Skills Gap
The Aviation Academy, a new centre of excellence for learning, has opened at Leeds Bradford International Airport. The editor paid a visit to see how this inspirational idea will benefit the aviation industry.

Noumea - Paris of the Pacific
Of the thousands of islands dotting the Pacific, New Caledonia is one of the few to have an international airport, as Marco Finelli discovers.

Gatwick - Leading the Way to London
London Gatwick has pioneered a great deal of airport innovation. As Mark Nicholls discovered it is still setting trends and has encouraging plans for future.

Happy Memories of Croydon
Reginald A E Redford recounts his personal memories of Gatwick Airport's predecessor, Croydon Aerodrome.

Melbourne Airport - The Quiet Achiever
The City of Melbourne, host of the 2006 Commonwealth Games, is the only Australian city with more than one major airport. Paul Lister reports from the largest - Melbourne Tullamarine.

Cincinnati - American Superhub
Luigi Vallero visits Cincinnati International Airport, Ohio and Northern Kentucky's Superhub.

Málaga - Airport in the Sun
Matt Falcus visits the Costa del Sol to assess how Málaga Airport is coping with the flourishing tourist trade.

Guadalajara Airport
Guadalajara is home to one of the busiest airports outside Mexico City. Sebastian Schmitz investigates.


Regulars
News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Tech - One In, One Out
Gatwick's single runway is a challenge for air traffic control and as Bruce Hales-Dutton discovers requires a one in, one out procedure for 17 hours a day.

Behind the Scenes - Around the Clock with WH Smith
Running an airport retail outlet is not the same as running a high street shop. The Editor visited WH Smith at Gatwick Airport to find out what is involved.

Airport Tech - BAG-NAV
BAG-NAV is an advanced baggage control system designed for optimum flexibility.

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

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