Airports of the World - Jan/Feb 2014

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This detailed guide features 66 UK commercial airports. Includes details of codes, runways, airlines, terminals and much more

Montego Bay – Jamaican Jewel
Paul Giannico visits Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport – which, following heavy investment, is welcoming more airlines and passengers to the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

DWC Opens to Passengers
Planned to be the world’s largest airport, Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport began accepting passenger services on October 27, 2013. Editor Mark Nicholls reports.

Heringsdorf – Summer Baltic Getaway
The German/Polish island of Usedom is a popular summer holiday destination. Sebastian Schmitz makes his way to the small airport at Heringsdorf.

The Dragon Awakes
Editor Mark Nicholls visits Cardiff Airport (Maes Awyr Caerdydd) in South Wales and, after its recent purchase by the Welsh Government, finds it reinvigorated and run by an eager management team full of optimism.

Welcome to Südtirol
Luigi Vallero reports from the small Bolzano Airport in northern Italy. Although surrounded by stunning scenery, it has struggled to attract traffic amid difficult trading conditions.

Shaken but not Stirred
Marco Finelli goes ‘down under’ to Christchurch Airport on New Zealand’s South Island. Despite suffering severe earthquakes in the past three years, the city’s airport has recently opened a new terminal.

Fit for a General
Colombia’s Medellín José María Córdova Airport, named after a famous General, is the international gateway to the country’s second city. Sebastian Schmitz paid a visit.

Elba – Gateway to the Tuscan Islands
The Italian island of Elba is a popular tourist destination. Marco Finelli travels to the small Marina di Campo Airport and hears about new investments designed to attract more business.

Kristiansand – Norway’s Southernmost Airport
Sebastian Schmitz reports from Kristiansand Kjevik Airport, which, after a promising six months, suffered the loss of its home-based carrier FlyNonstop in October 2013.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Infrastructure – All Change at Changi
Singapore’s Changi International Airport is acknowledged to be the world’s premier airport. But as Adam Landau discovers, the Changi Airport Group wants to take the facility to another level.

Snapshot – Hong Kong Kai Tak
Ron Mak presents a selection of images taken at Hong Kong’s famous Kai Tak Airport in 1972.

Some of the latest innovations to benefit airports.

A selection of readers’ comments.

UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring some of the more interesting aircraft to visit UK airports recently.

Airport Infrastructure – Brussels, Growing for the Future
Luigi Vallero assesses Brussels Airport’s ongoing investments and its medium-term plans to meet both passenger and market expectations.

We explain some of the abbreviations and acronyms that regularly appear in the pages of Airports of the World.