Airports of the World - May/June 2015
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.
Industry Column – Time to Decide
The Airports Commission Final Report into UK airport capacity is due to be published this summer – Brand Editor Mark Nicholls considers what is at stake.
Airport Infrastructure – Hanoi’s New Terminal 2
Robbie Shaw gives his impressions of the recently opened Terminal 2 at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport.
Historic Spot – Greater Southwest Airport
Kevan James tells the story of Fort Worth’s Greater Southwest Airport, built at a time of intense competition with Dallas Love Field, and the forerunner of today’s Dallas/Fort Worth International.
Snapshot – Nicaraguan Tale
Intrepid photographer Ron Mak recounts an interesting experience aboard a Curtiss C-46 just after Nicaragua’s civil war.
Airport Tech – Kids Corners
Netherlands-based Instore Kids Corners provides a variety of educational play equipment for children’s play areas at airports.
Airport Infrastructure – Jeddah’s New Jewel
Areen Aviation's Clive Naylor details the new terminal at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport.
UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring a selection of the more interesting aircraft that have recently visited UK airports.
We explain some of the abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World.
Brisbane Airport – Recreating Queensland’s Gateway
Chris Frame reports from the Queensland capital of Brisbane as the city’s airport undergoes a massive multi-billion investment project to upgrade facilities and add a new runway.
This year London’s Southend Airport celebrates 80 years of welcoming civil air traffic – and a century since the site was first used for flying at the outbreak of World War One. Simon Murdoch charts the Essex facility’s colourful history.
George Best Belfast City Airport
Northern Ireland’s well connected George Best Belfast City Airport is thriving, but the nearby residential district of Sydenham restricts flying and possibilities for expansion. Paul B Anderson reports.
Tinian – the Pacific Las Vegas?
Continuing his travels in the Western Pacific, Marco Finelli visits the Mariana island of Tinian, a place with a dark history, but a very promising future.
Rome’s Low-Cost Option
Matteo Legnani reports from Rome’s less wellknown airport – Ciampino – which has ridden a rollercoaster of fortunes in the past 60 years. Now major investment plans are set to transform it into a chic city model.
Two years ago a new airport to serve the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, opened to traffic. As Sebastian Schmitz discovers, growing demand means it’s already begun its first expansion phase.
Abu Dhabi’s Hidden Pearls
Luigi Vallero explores Abu Dhabi’s archipelago of eight desert islands – two of which have small airports, opening them up to a wider tourist market.