Airports of the World - Sept/Oct 2009

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WESTERN ISLES GATEWAY
The Editor travels to Scotland and visits Oban Airport, which is celebrating its first year of commercial operations, providing a PSO connection to some of the beautiful Western Isles.

BALKANS BRIGHT LIGHT
After a turbulent period in its history, Kosovo is looking ahead to a more stable future. As Luigi Vallero discovers, Pristina International airport is playing a major part in the republic's development.

BEHIND THE SCENES
Inside Cairo's New Terminal
Richard Maslen reports from the recently opened Terminal 3 at Cairo International Airport.

AN AIRPORT TOO MANY?
Sebastian Schmitt reports from the controversial Kobe Airport, one of three serving the densely populated Kansai region of Japan.

RAS AL-KHAIMAH: AIMING FOR SPACE
Often overshadowed by its near neighbours, Ras al-Khaimah has ambitious plans for the future. Luigi Vallero looks at the sheikhdom's current commercial aviation activities and its aspirations to develop space tourism.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

BEHIND THE SCENES
The Secret Life of the Airport
Following the recent three-part BBC4 documentary series `The Secret Life of the Airport', which charted the history and the hidden world of Britain's airports, Thomas Budd spoke to its producer Gaby Hornsby about the series.

GLOSSARY
A glossary of terms, abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World. 

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