Airports of the World - July / August 2012

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Routes Europe
This year’s Routes Europe Networking Forum took place in the Estonian capital Tallinn. The Editor joined 900 delegates for this regional event, now in its seventh year.

Friendship of Baltimore
Baltimore Washington International Airport on the US Atlantic coast, handled 22 million passengers in 2011. Thom Jungerman assesses what has become the region’s most important budget airline hub.

The Land of the Thunder Dragon
Sebastian Schmitz visits the small kingdom of Bhutan and its sole international airport at Paro.

Northern Hubs
Paul Giannico casts an eye over the small and vital airports of Canada’s northern territories.

Booming Ankara
Luigi Vallero reports from Ankara’s Esenboğa Airport as it continues to enjoy rising passenger numbers following the opening of an impressive new terminal in 2006.

New Zealand’s Vineyard
Marco Finelli visits the New Zealand town of Blenheim and its Woodbourne Airport, which provides a gateway to one of the country’s finest wine-growing regions.

Strategic Lajes
Lajes International Airport in the Azores occupies a strategic position in the Western Atlantic. Ron Mak charts its history, both as an essential military base, and more recently as an increasingly important commercial airport.

Winter Wonderland
Sebastian Schmitz flies north to Lapland, which has its very own airport at Gällivare.

Historic Spot - Malmi under Threat
Marjo Cunningham traces the history of Helsinki/Malmi Airport, which is under threat of closure.

Airport Tech – All Things Bright and Beautiful
A brand new terminal opened at Winnipeg International Airport late last year. Paolo Giannico checks out this landmark facility.

Airport Tech – Virgin’s New Lounges
Barry Woods-Turner samples the latest hospitality offered by Virgin Atlantic in its latest airport lounge at New York/JFK.

UK Airport Visitors
Readers’ gallery of some of the interesting aircraft that recently visited the UK’s airports.

and much more!