Airports of the World - March/April 2009

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LONDON/HEATHROW'S THIRD RUNWAY
After years of speculation, London/Heathrow's third runway and sixth terminal were approved in January, and airport operator BAA has been instructed to accelerate planning for both. Bruce Hales-Dutton looks at what is set to become a complex battle between supporters and protestors.

REYKJAVIK - DIFFICULT CHOICES AHEAD
As Iceland's economy struggles in the harsh global downturn, Matt Falcus ponders the future of Reykjavik's city airport following a close vote on its future by the population.

ISLAND HOPPING IN HAWAII
Airports play a vital communications role within the Hawaiian Islands as well as providing links to the US mainland, as Marco Finelli discovered when he visited Kahului and Lihue.

ATHENS - THE CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATION
Luigi Vallero visits Athens International Airport, a Herculean waypoint serving an ancient and strategic gateway city.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

LETTERS/CAPTION COMPETITION
A selection of readers' comments on subjects covered in the magazine plus your chance to win a selection of goodies in our caption competition.

GLOSSARY
A glossary of terms to provide explanations to a number of abbreviations and acronyms which regularly appear in Airports of the World. 

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