Airports of the World - March/April 2007

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Cairns - Barrier Reef Gateway
Paul Howard describes the airport at Cairns in Queensland, Australia, which is gearing up manage growing numbers of tourists.

Dallas Fort Worth - Thinking Big in Texas
Luigi Vallero reports from central Texas on one of the world's largest airports. Here size really does matter, especially as the airport prepares for life after the Wright Amendment.

The Cook Islands
Jozef Mols examines airport development on the tranquil Cook Islands in the Polynesian triangle of the South Pacific.

All Change at Doha
Luigi Vallero reports from Doha as the Qatari capital prepares to swap its old airport for a new super-modern facility in 2009.

Jewel in the Gulf of Thailand
Levent Bergkotte writes from Samui Airport, serving the thriving tourist destination of Samui Island, which is enjoying increasing popularity.

Durham Tees Valley
Richard Maslen reports on the plans for the North East's less well-known airport.

Salzburg - Skiing Invasion
Eryl Crump visits Salzburg Airport - W A Mozart in Austria to find out what else has contributed to its recent successes besides the annual influx of Russian skiers.

Kandahar Snapshot
David Oliver visits the Afghan city of Kandahar and photographs some of the more interesting sights at its airport.

Marseille - Gateway to Provence and the Mediterranean
In an attempt to boost international traffic, Marseille Provence, the fourth largest French airport, has recently opened a dedicated low-cost terminal. Guy Zunino takes an in-depth look.

Prairie Piston Propliners
Andrew Cline drops in at Canada's Gimli Airport, whose history dates back to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of World War Two.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Historic Spot: Manchester - The Ringway Legacy
In the first of a two-part feature, Alan Lord traces the history of Manchester International Airport.

A selection of readers' comments on a variety of subjects covered in the magazine.

Airport Tech - Night Time Resurfacing
London/Stansted recently completed a nine-month project in which its single runway was fully resurfaced - without halting day-to-day operations. Tom Allett reports.

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