Airports of the World - Sept-Oct 2017

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Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Snapshot – Argentina
Buenos Aires is served by two airports. Aeroparque Jorge Newbery is used for domestic flights and short hops, while Ezeiza International caters for all the other services. Ron Mak took his trusty camera to Argentina during 1973.

UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring a selection of the more interesting aircraft that have recently visited UK airports.

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

Features

At the foot of the rock
Gibraltar Airport has a short runway with a seashore at both ends, and a public road running through its centre. Renato Serra Fonseca fulfils a long-held desire to tell the story of this fascinating airfield.

Champions League
Real Madrid played Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 3. Local photographers captured some of the more unusual visitors to Wales, Southern England and the Midlands over the three days before, during and after the game.

Cool in Coolangatta
Australia’s Gold Coast is gearing up for a mass influx of passengers during next year’s Commonwealth Games. There’s also a growing number of tourists enjoying the region’s beaches and theme parks. Chris Frame finds out more.

Heathrow at Night
Major international airports never sleep, but some have quieter spells once night falls. Airports of the World has some exclusive pictures taken from the air traffic control tower at London Heathrow when most of the traffic stopped moving.

Remote towers services

The rise of remote towers
Andy Martin talks to the experts at Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions and Searidge Technologies to find out why remote towers are suddenly attracting interest from airports large and small.

London City’s remote tower
On May 19, it was announced that London City will transition to a remote tower service in two years’ time. Andy Martin visited NATS at Swanwick to find out why the airport’s ATC is moving to Hampshire.

Germany in the spotlight

Hamburg
The facilities at Hamburg have generally stood the test of time since Airports of the World last visited ten years ago, but with traffic growing, major upgrades are now under way, as Tony Dixon finds out.

Weeze
Sebastian Schmitz discovers how a large military base that was once the biggest employer in the Lower Rhein area has been transformed into a low-fare airport.

Dortmund
Dortmund has struggled following the consolidation of the country’s airlines and a downturn in traffic to some popular tourist destinations. But salvation is coming in the form of low-cost carriers, as Sebastian Schmitz explains.