Airports of the World - Nov/Dec 2006

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What Price Security?
In the light of the August security clampdown at UK airports, the Editor analyses the official reactions and wonders what implications they hold for the future of commercial air travel.

LiŠge Night Ops
Freight carriers have turned LiŠge Airport into one of the busiest air freight terminals in Europe. Eryl Crump stayed up late to watch the action.

London/Luton
Richard Maslen charts the rise of Luton, which is challenging BAA's dominance of the London airport market.

Routes 2006 - Dubai
Routes, the annual 'global speed-dating' get-together between airports, airlines and other agencies was held in Dubai in September. Eryl Crump endured the searing heat to compile this report.

Airport of the North
Paolo Giannico writes from Canada's most northerly 24-hour airport - Edmonton International.

AUH - Investing in the Future
Luigi Vallero reports from Abu Dhabi International Airport as it undergoes rapid expansion to meet increased demand.

Burlington - Airport for the Green Mountains
The Editor visits Burlington in northern Vermont and finds another American airport which holds an increasing appeal for Canadian travellers.

Tokyo Haneda
After covering Tokyo's Narita airport in the last issue, Alan Lord looks at the Japanese city's other hub. Used primarily for domestic flights, it has an interesting history.

Kirkwall - A Tiny Airport With a Big Sense of Self
L C Littlejohn gives a personal view of the tiny airport of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands

Airports 2007 Supplement
Extracts from the new Airports 2007 CD, as written by Alan Lord.


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News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Tech - Milan Considers Its Options
Milan Malpensa has issued the preliminary results of a study to increase the airport's capacity by adding a third runway and new terminal buildings. However, two young local architects Paolo Bianchi and Giuseppe de Carli have suggested another option which would have less environmental impact.

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.

Note: This magazine contains extracts from the Airports 2007 Interactive CD. Click Here for details of the CD and how to obtain a copy.