Airports of the World - Jan/Feb 2012

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FEATURES

GATEWAY TO ICELAND'S NORTH
Despite its small size, Iceland has several airports. Sebastian Schmitz visits AkureyriAirport, and discovers a convenient facility serving the nation's second-largest settlement.

LEVANTINE HUB
Luigi Vallero visits Jordan's QueenAliaInternationalAirport in the capital, Amman, to learn how the airport is developing into a niche regional hub.

BENEATH THE WAVES
Robbie Shaw flies in to the Scottish beach airport that serves the island of Barra, where - rather unusually - the runways spend half the day under water.

UK AIRPORTS GUIDE 2012

A comprehensive guide to the UK's 65 commercial airports.

ZAMBIA PRIMED
Sebastian Schmitz travels to Lusaka in Zambia and discovers a country experiencing steady growth - and an airport ready to complement it with brand new infrastructure.

THE GREATSURVIVOR
DarwinInternationalAirport
 has endured the ravages of a major cyclone and many other problems over the years. Today it is a vital gateway to the city which is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory.

PANAMA CENTRAL
Sebastian Schmitz reports from Marcos A Gelabert International Airport in Central America. Close to the heart of Panama City, the airport mainly handles domestic traffic.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

SNAPSHOT - ALASKAN CLASSICS
Keith Burton paid a visit to several Alaskan airports and airfields during the summer of 2011 to sample the wonderful classic aircraft and sounds on offer.

BEHIND THE SCENES - A NAVIGATOR'S DAY
Debra J White describes a typical day in the life of a volunteer `navigator' at PhoenixSkyHarborAirport in Arizona.
Airport Infrastructure - Transforming LAX
Los Angeles World Airports is investing billions of dollars to transform the infrastructure of the city's international airport to bring it up to the standards travellers expect in the 21st century.

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

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