Airports of the World - Sept/Oct 2013

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Croatia joins the Big Time
Zagreb Airport has begun a multi-million euro investment project following Croatia’s entry to the European Union in July. Sebastian Schmitz investigates.

Bitter-sweet Plans for Sucre
The colonial-style Bolivian city of Sucre, high in the Andes, will soon lose its charming airport when it is replaced next year. Sebastian Schmitz pays a visit to the small and convenient facility.

Easter Island
Sebastian Schmitz travels to one of the world’s most mysterious and remote places – Easter Island – which relies on its airport to keep it connected to the outside world.

Flying for Flanders
Ostend-Bruges International is Belgium’s third largest airport. Yinka Jan Sojinu charts its history, current freight business and an improving passenger outlook combined with ambitions to expand further.

Crotone Fights Back
With a threat of closure hanging over it, Crotone Airport in southern Italy has managed to attract more flights and extend its terminal in the past three years. Luigi Vallero reports on its fight for survival.

Chicago’s Best-Kept Secret
Chicago Rockford International Airport is the third to serve the Illinois city – its efficient terminal and free parking are attracting more and more passengers.

Serving the Turquoise Coast
Milas-Bodrum Airport serves an increasingly busy tourist market in southwest Turkey. Marco Finelli takes in the sunshine as he reviews it development.

Regulars

News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Infrastructure – LAX Revolution
A preview of Phase 1 of the $1.9bn Tom Bradley International Terminal project, which opens at Los Angeles International Airport in September.

Airport Infrastructure – Manchester’s New Tower
The UK’s second largest airport celebrated its 75th anniversary in style in late June with the official opening of an impressive new ATC tower.

Snapshot – Miami
Marcus Steidele presents a selection of images from airports in and around Miami, a popular area for aviation enthusiasts.

Airport Tech – Follow Me – Quickly!
Marco Finelli reports from Bologna as the city’s Marconi Airport makes use of the world’s fastest ‘follow me’ vehicle – a Lamborghini Aventador.

Airport Infrastructure – San Diego Green Build Opens
Four years in the making, the $1bn Green Build project at San Diego International Airport is finished.

Flying Visits – Berlin
Robert Veitch describes his recent experience passing through the soon-to-close Tegel Airport and touring the fascinating German capital.

Snapshot – Venezuelan Delights
South America has a reputation as one of the best places to see classic aircraft. Ron Mak paid a visit in November 1983.

UK Airport Visitors
Readers Gallery of interesting aircraft to visit UK airports recently.

Letters
A selection of readers’ comments.

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