Airports of the World - January/February 2008

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Features

Re-shaping Charles de Gaulle
Marco Finelli reports from Paris on a year of extensive innovation at the French capital's busiest airport.

Sacramento - Serving the Central Valley
Mark Nicholls pays a visit to Sacramento International Airport to see how it intends to satisfy the aspirations of California's Central Valley.

Singapore Changi - More than a Stepping Stone
For years this airport has been a major stop on the lucrative 'Kangaroo Route' between Europe and Australia. However, Singapore is also a popular destination in its own right with award-winning facilities. Levent Bergkotte investigates.

Arlanda - Leading the Way to Scandinavia
Luigi Vallero writes from Stockholm on how the city's Arlanda Airport is striving to become the leading gateway to Scandinavia.

Honolulu - 'Aloha' to Hawaii!
The Pacific Hawaiian Islands have been the dream destination for millions of tourists for years. Marco Finelli receives a typically warm welcome as he assesses the primary gateway to this exotic location - Honolulu International Airport.

A380 Enters Service
Contributing photographer Sam Chui flew on the return leg of the world's first commercial A380 flight and provides a snapshot of the historic occasion.

Newcastle's Airports
Richard Maslen reports on two airports on completely opposite sides of the world but which share the common vision of providing important air links to the communities they support.

Innsbruck Kranebitten - An Airport with a View
Luigi Vallero reports on one of Europe's most picturesque airports, which is also experiencing a pronounced shift from winter charter flights to scheduled services.

Winnipeg - a Brighter Future
Paolo Giannico reports from the flourishing Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport as it undergoes major investment to handle rising demand in both passenger and cargo volumes.


Regulars

News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Tech - Copenhagen's Thermal Perimeter
The installation of new thermal imaging cameras at Copenhagen Airport has made this busy gateway to Scandinavia even safer than it used to be. David Oliver reports.

Historic Spot - Vietnam's Soviet Classics
Images from the Charles Tyler collection showing some of the classic Soviet-era airliners that were commonplace in Vietnam in the early 1990s.

UK Airport Visitors
Readers' gallery of some of the more interesting aircraft to visit the UK's airports recently.

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

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