Airports of the World - Jan/Feb 2011

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FEATURES

THE DOWNTOWN BEAT
Luigi Vallero travels south to Argentina and its capital city, Buenos Aires. First up on his travels was Aeroparque `Jorge Newbery', the closest airport to the city centre.

WINDY IN WELLINGTON
Some 51 years since it started serving the New Zealand capital, WellingtonAirport has ambitious expansion plans to ensure it can continue this trend. Marco Finelli reports.

AT THE HEART OF EUROPE (INC TRAVEL SPOT)
Mark Nicholls visits BrusselsAirport, the gateway to the Belgian capital and home of the European Parliament, and discovers a series of ambitious projects designed to meet future demand.

RESHAPING RDU
Raleigh-DurhamInternationalAirport is nearing completion of a major rebuild. Thom Jungerman accesses the project.

ISLAND(ER) PARADISE
Sebastian Schmitz visits the tiny German island of Heligoland and its airport on the even smaller neighbouring island of Dne.

BUILDING CONNECTIONS (INC TRAVEL SPOT)
Paolo Giannico charts the development of OttawaMacdonaldCartierInternationalAirport as it continues to grow to serve the Canadian capital.

GEMS OF THE MED
Luigi Vallero travels to two Italian islands in the Mediterranean Sea - Sardinia and Pantelleria - and discovers two very different airports.

REGULARS

AIRPORT TECH - KEEPING UP FRICTION
Martin Ekenstierna, an airfield maintenance officer at Ronneby in Sweden, describes one of the vital elements of his job - friction testing.

IN FOCUS - YORKSHIRE'S OWN
LeedsBradfordInternationalAirport is currently experiencing record passenger growth - the fastest for any of the UK's top 20 airports. Mark Nicholls pays a visit to find out why.

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

HISTORIC SPOT - AN AIRPORT IN BLACK AND WHITE
Luigi Vallero marks the centenary of Zrich's famous Dbendorf airfield, which traces its origins back to August 1910.

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

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