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Great Airports of the World Vol.3

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Great Airports of the World Vol.3 is a 100-page publication which examines in detail the most influential, busiest, largest and most impressive global air hubs. This special edition from the team behind Airports of the World magazine details ten airports from around the world some of which have won awards, those that have handled huge amounts of traffic, and others that are exciting or pleasant to use.


London City

London City is the only completely new airport to be built in the United Kingdom since World War Two and is preparing for significant growth. Andy Martin reports from this bustling facility close to the heart of a mighty metropolis.


Miami International is the tenth busiest airport in North America for passengers and ranked fifth for cargo. It is the main crossroads between the USA and Central and South America, where Latin colour meets US formality. Richard Jones tells its story. Hong Kong Kai Tak Few airports evoke emotions quite like Hong Kong Kai Tak. The approach to Checkerboard Hill and sharp turn among the skyscrapers is fondly remembered by those have seen it, and is revered wistfully by those who haven't. We chart the history of this long-gone great.


Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas handled more than 50m passengers last year, placing it sixth in Europe and 25th in the world. Renato Serra Fonseca explores the airport and the large-scale redevelopment it has undergone in recent years.

Tel Aviv

Ben Gurion International is consistently regarded as the world s most secure airport, and yet it is regularly rated highly in the Airport Council International Airport Service Quality Awards. We examine how the Israelis have made the two factors happily coexist.