Airports of the World - Nov/Dec 2013

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South American Beauty
The primary gateway to Uruguay, Montevideo Airport, has a new terminal. Sebastian Schmitz discovers it has proved a hit with passengers and is vital for the facility’s future.

World Routes Does Las Vegas
This year’s World Route Development Forum, was held in Las Vegas, USA. Editor Mark Nicholls headed for Nevada to sample commercial aviation’s most prestigious event.

Splendid Isolation
The city of Boise is the capital of the sparsely populated US state of Idaho, and famed for its amazing scenery, business opportunities and outdoor activities. Its airport provides vital connections, as Paul B Anderson discovered.

Florence Conundrum
Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region of Italy, is served by Peretola Airport. It could easily take more traffic, but as Marco Finelli reports, this will only happen if a longer runway is built to attract more flights.

The return of a Pioneer
Antwerp’s Deurne Airport was revolutionary when it opened 90 years ago. Recently, it has struggled to maintain traffic levels, but as Luigi Vallero reveals, its prospects are now brighter.

Opening up Cuba
The Caribbean island of Cuba is slowly modifying its communist regime and welcoming more tourists. Paul Howard passes through Havana’s José Marti International Airport before exploring the city.

Pacific Paradise
Marco Finelli makes the long trip from Europe to the south-west Pacific to visit the Samoan island of Upolu and its main aerial gateway – Faleolo International Airport.

Regulars

News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Behind the Scenes – Bristol Flying Centre
The Bristol Flying Centre at the city's airport now hosts Airbus and BAE Systems ferry flights. Editor Mark Nicholls takes a closer look.

Airport Infrastructure – Jakarta’s Giant Terminal 3
Indonesian airport operator Angkasa Pura II has finalised the design to expand Terminal 3 at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Airport Analysis – The UK Quandary
In December the UK Airports Commission is due to publish initial findings on airport capacity. Airports of the World casts an eye over some of the proposals.

Products
Some of the latest innovations to benefit airports.

Airport Tech – Lyon’s Terminal Project
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport’s Future Terminal 1 project aims to boost capacity to 15mppa by 2020.

UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring some of the more interesting aircraft to visit UK airports recently.

Letters
A selection of readers’ comments.

Snapshot – Las Palmas Reflections
Ron Mak presents a fascinating selection of black and white images taken at Las Palmas Airport (now Gran Canaria Airport) in 1970.

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