Airports of the World - Jan-Feb 2018

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Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Snapshot – Sharjah
Mystery surrounded Sharjah Airport in the 1990s when masses of cargo and passenger aircraft from across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States congregated on its aprons. At the time, visitors could roam the aprons, and Ron Mak was among them in November 1995.

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.



All change at Leeds Bradford
Major changes are taking place at Leeds Bradford Airport. Andy Martin heads to Yorkshire to find out what its new chief executive officer, and the new owners, have in mind.

Mile-high mastery
Denver International Airport opened 23 years ago and has become a landmark for space, efficiency and good environmental practice. Kevan James reviews its history and talks to its CEO.

What the Finns did next
Finavia believes that travel is not just about movement, it’s also about moments worth remembering. Tony Mallet went to Helsinki to find out more.

Victoria’s secrets
Melbourne Tullamarine is in the midst of a dramatic renaissance. Chris Frame finds out how the airport is helping to shape the future of the city of Melbourne and the state of Victoria.

Former Czech mates – Prague
Since the fall of the Eastern Bloc, Prague Airport has been one of Europe’s success stories. Kevan James talks to Václav Řehoř, chairman of the firm that runs the city’s main gateway.

Former Czech mates – Bratislava
It is almost seven years since Airports of the World last visited Bratislava. Kevan James popped over to Slovakia to find out how its airport has successfully rebounded from several setbacks.

Airside safety – vehicle lighting
Adequate lighting is critical to ensuring vehicles operating on the airside areas of airports can be identified and controlled. Andy Martin investigates a new method of ensuring aircraft and cars can be seen and kept apart.

The beautiful island of Ibiza is familiar to the younger generation for its clubbing and music, and its airport has grown rapidly to accommodate the huge influx of partygoers, as well as holidaymakers of all ages. Martyn Cartledge reports from the Balearic archipelago.