Airports of the World - May/June 2008

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NATS Airspace Proposals
Air traffic services provider NATS has begun a consultation process on proposed changes to airspace around London, with particular emphasis on holding patterns for London/Luton and Stansted.

The Lindbergh Legacy - San Diego Downtown Airport (inc travel spot)
Bordered by water and urban development, San Diego International Airport is fast approaching capacity. Tom Jungerman examines its background and asks what the future holds for air travel in Southern California.

Waiting for the plane that never comes
Jozef Mols offers a personal view of Les Saintes and Guadeloupe, two laid-back spots in the Caribbean served by very different types of airport.

Lisbon Awaits (inc travel spot)
Although a new airport is scheduled to open in 2017, the Portuguese capital Lisbon will have to rely on the existing Portela Airport for another nine years, as Mark Nicholls discovers.

Counting Carbon - Aviation and the Environment
Thomas Budd investigates the complex issue of carbon emissions, their effect on the environment and what the aviation industry is doing to reduce and offset them.

Rhodes Diagoras
Marco Finelli reports from one of Greece's top holiday destinations and discovers how its airport is coping with rising visitor numbers.

Halifax Stanfield International - The Award Winning Airport
Raymond R Canon examines Halifax Stanfield International Airport and discovers why it has won so many industry awards.

Richard Maslen reports from the Highlands of Scotland on developments at the region's gateway airport.

Wyoming's Wild West Airport
Luigi Vallero reports from Jackson Hole Airport, a primary air transport centre that lies, unusually, within a national park.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Historic Spot - Indonesian Flashback
In this issue Charles Tyler looks back at some of the carriers and commercial aircraft that frequented Indonesia in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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UK Airport Visitors
Readers' gallery of some of the more interesting aircraft to visit the UK's airports recently.

A glossary of terms to provide explanations for the abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World.