Airports of the World - July/August 2006

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Chatham Islands - First to See the Sun
Marco Finelli visits the tiny, but unique, airport on the Chatham Islands, the closest airport to the International Date Line.

Shannon International Airport
Colm Fitzgerald reports from the Emerald Isle on one of Europe's most intriguing airports, which has seen considerable change in the past ten years.

Bradley - The Fastest Way to New England
Bradley International Airport aims to establish its own international passenger routes within two years. Mark Nicholls investigates.

Airport at the Rock
Matt Falcus takes a trip to Gibraltar's unique international airport, which operates under some extraordinary politically-imposed limitations.

Terminal Velocity
No matter where you are in the world, airlines and airport authorities seem to be at each other's throats. But in Canada they seem to have found a common foe, as Ian White, who works in the Canadian aviation industry, reveals.

Kabul Snapshot
David Oliver provides an insight into the varied and interesting activities at Kabul, Afghanistan, as aircraft are used extensively to support military operations and to bring in much-needed supplies.

Small is Beautiful
Luigi Vallero reports from the compact Findel Airport, in one of Europe's smallest countries, Luxembourg.

Southend - Gearing Up for the Olympics
Mark Nicholls talks to Business Development Manager Karen Medweth about the measured plans for Southend Airport, and Simon Murdoch details its rich history.

Moscow Domodedovo
One of four major airports serving the Russian capital, Domodedovo is in the midst of a large expansion project aimed at attracting more Western airlines. Tony Dixon reports.

Luleå-Kallax - Green Airport in a White Land
Eryl Crump takes a trip to the joint Swedish military and commercial airport at Luleå and discovers it has bold plans, for international cargo in particular.

Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Behind the Scenes Cargo Handling
Hidden from view for most passengers at airports is the highly complex job of cargo handling. Mark Nicholls visits Aviance at London/Stansted to find out what is involved.

Airport Tech - BAG-NAV
BAG-NAV is an advanced baggage control system designed for optimum flexibility.

UK Airport Movements
Selected traffic movements from around the UK, courtesy of LAASI.