Airports of the World - March / April 2012

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FLYING HIGH AT FORTY
LoughboroughUniversity has four decades of experience providing Air Transport Management education. Airports of the World looks at what's on offer to those who aspire to a career in the aviation industry.

STARTING AFRESH
Seoul's international airport at Gimpo was replaced by a facility at Incheon in 2001. But, as Luigi Vallero recently discovered, it has reinvented itself by adapting to the changing market.

THE GREEK STMAARTEN
SkiathosAirport is Europe's equivalent to St Maarten in the Caribbean, where aircraft literally pass right before your eyes while landing. Marco Finelli paid a visit.

LIVING WITH FIRE
The island of Hawaii is popular with tourists and is served by two airports at Kona and Hilo. Marco Finelli crosses the Pacific to find out more.

A NEW HUB FOR WEST AFRICA
Sebastian Schmitz visits Lom‚ Airport in Togo and discovers an expanding communications hub serving the tiny African country.

READY AND WILLING
Simone Bovi reports on the small regional airport at Aosta in the extreme northwest of Italy. Currently devoid of commercial traffic, it is an important home to medical and rescue helicopters, and despite its great potential, it faces an uncertain future.

LOMBOK - THE OLD GUARD
In the first of two articles, Paul Howard visits the island of Lombok, travelling through BandarUdaraSelaparangAirport near Mataram - which has since been superseded by a new international facility.

REGULARS

NEWS
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

AIRPORT ANALYSIS - FANTASY, FOLLY OR FIRST RATE?
With the British Government announcing it will include the proposed ThamesEstuaryAirport in a new consultation on UK aviation, the Editor casts a critical eye over the idea.

ENTHUSIAST SPOT - A FIRST FOR AUSTRALIA
A new outdoor viewing platform has been opened at Perth Airport; Michael Harris reports on the first of its kind to appear in the land down under.

LETTERS
A selection of readers' comments and an update to the UK Airports Guide published in the last issue.

AIRPORT TECH - A KALEIDOSCOPE OF COLOUR
The standalone Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at Kuala LumpurInternationalAirport has proven to be an inspiration for carriers, passengers and the airport authorities alike. Paul Howard discovers why.

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

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

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