Airports of the World - July / August 2011

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FEATURES

WARSAW RENAISSANCE (INC TRAVEL SPOT)
The primary international gateway to the Polish capital is WarsawChopinAirport, not far from the city centre. The post-communist era has brought increasing prosperity for the country and the airport, as the Editor discovered during a visit in March.

REMEMBERING KAI TAK
Luigi Vallero visits the site of the former Hong KongKaiTakAirport, famous for its spectacular approach path across the roofs of the city, and reminisces about times gone by.

SUN SPOT
Paul B Anderson looks at FriedmanMemorialAirport - the gateway to Sun Valley and Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains.

ALMATY - STILL LEADING THE WAY
Lucy Budd travels to Almaty and discovers that despite the city losing its capital status in Kazakhstan, its international airport is going from strength to strength.

THE ROCK'S AIRPORT
Sebastian Schmitz visits the small airport that forms the main gateway to Australia's most famous natural wonder - Ayres Rock.

HAPPENING HAHN
The former military air base at Hahn is now an international airport serving an area that includes the major German city of Frankfurt. James Pearson dropped in.

WINGS IN THE DESERT
Luigi Vallero travels to Al Ain International Airport in the United Arab Emirates and discovers an under-used facility with big plans for the future.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

AIRPORT TECH - SFO'S NEW SHOWPIECE
Eleven years after San FranciscoInternationalAirport's old International Terminal was closed, it has reopened following extensive renovation to serve news clients. Ronald Kuhlmann reports from California.

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

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

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