Airports of the World - Sept/Oct2011

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FEATURES

YOU'RE GOING TO LAND WHERE?
Sebastian Schmitz takes a deep breath and lands at what is widely regarded as the shortest commercial runway in the world - the tiny landing strip at JuanchoEYrausquinAirport on the island of Saba in the Caribbean.

PEARLRIVER HELIPORTS
The Hong Kong and Macau Heliports provide a vital and fast connection between the two cities across the Pearl River estuary. Luigi Vallero took a flight with Sky Shuttle to sample both.

MIRACLE ON THE WATER (INC TRAVEL SPOT)
Luigi Vallero visits Venice's MarcoPoloAirport, the gateway to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

MUSCAT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
Charles Tyler reports from Oman on the plans for Muscat International Airport, as the central part of a major multi-billion dollar plan to create a new network of six airports in the Sultanate.

MEXICAN ASPIRATIONS
Jos‚ Rodr¡guez travels to Tuxtla Guti‚rrez and discovers an airport striving to recover from the global recession and establish new traffic.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND
Luigi Vallero visits TbilisiNovoAlexeyevkaAirport in Georgia - the gateway to the Caucasus - which is enjoying a period of steady growth and investment.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

AIRPORT TECH - HONG KONG EXPANSION
Well into its second decade of operations, Hong KongInternationalAirport has big plans for the future. Barry Woods-Turner investigates.

AIRPORT ANALYSIS - CHALLENGING SPACES
Steve Thomas-Emberson examines the evolution of terminal interior space, as airports strive to meet the ever-changing market and expectations of their passengers.

HISTORIC SPOT - SOUTHCOAST DELIGHT
Maxine Morrey charts the fascinating 100-year history of what is now the UK's busiest General Aviation airport - Shoreham.

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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