Airports of the World - Sep/Oct 2012

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Routes CIS
This year’s Routes Europe Networking Forum took place in the Estonian capital, Tallinn.  The Editor joined 900 delegates for this regional event, now in its seventh year.

Revitalised Riga
Editor Mark Nicholls visits Riga International Airport and discovered it has comprehensive plans to strengthen its popularity as the Baltic States’ primary air hub.

Polar Bear Territory
Paul B Anderson ventures north of the Arctic Circle to Barter Island in search of the magnificent polar bear, and finds an intriguing little airport serving this isolated community.

 

Rhine-Ruhr Gateway
Düsseldorf International Airport is a vital transport hub for the Federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the many hi-tech industries located nearby.  Yinka Jan Sojinu investigates the background to its success.

Warbird World
Pilot and writer Dave Unwin paid a visit to Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Florida, an amazing place dominated by general and executive aviation and a stunning selection of warbirds.

Iloilo’s new Gateway
Jozef Mols called in at Iloilo Airport in the Philippines – a facility which, having replaced an older one in 2007, is considered vital in tempting direct international flights to the area.

The Quick Way to the Turkish Riviera
Luigi Vallero takes a trip to the Turkish Riviera resort of Alanya, and is impressed by its recently opened Gazipaşa International Airport.

Addis Ababa – East African Hub
Sebastian Schmitz visits Addis Ababa Bole International Airport which is rapidly establishing itself as a major hub for East Africa.

Subang Skypark
Recent Kuala Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport has blossomed as a regional facility.  Paul Howard investigates its remarkable transformation.

Regulars

News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.  Includes a news report on Atlanta’s new terminal’.

 

Airport Tech – Las Vegas’ New Terminal
Five years after work on the site began, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport’s new Terminal 3 has opened. 

 

Airport Infrastructure – Sicily Awaits
Rising shortly from the remains of a Cold War relic will be Italy’s newest commercial airport – Aeroporto Vincenzo Magliocco, near the small town of Comiso.

 

Series – Please Step Aside... I am a Frequent Flyer!
Airports of the World continues its serialisation of an amusing book written by Anthony Smith-Chaigneau and Richard J Smith.

 

Letters
A selection ofreaders’ comments.

 

Snapshot – Madagascan Delights
An assortment of images taken at Ivato International Airport by Robert S Grant.

 

Airport Tech – Changi’s T1 Upgrade
A major refurbishment of Singapore Changi Airport’s oldest terminal is now complete.

 

UK Airport Visitors
Readers’ gallery of some of the interesting aircraft that recently visited the UK’s airports.

 

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