Airports of the World - March/April 2014

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Central African Hub
Sebastian Schmitz travels to Rwanda to explore Kigali International Airport, the gateway to the now stable and successful African nation.

Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport is the primary aerial gateway not just for Denmark, but the entire Scandinavian region. As Luigi Vallero discovered, this is a status it doesn’t plan to surrender.

Pardon Our Dust
San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin Airport was privatised last year. Twelve months later, Ronald Kuhlmann assesses the situation as new operator Aerostar invests heavily to provide better facilities and attract more flights.

Bastia – Gateway to Upper Corsica
Luigi Vallero visits Bastia’s Poretta Airport, the primary gateway for most holidaymakers to the French Island of Corsica.

Welcome to the City of a Million Roses
Donetsk’s Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has benefitted from a new terminal and other infrastructure improvements recently. As Luigi Vallero discovered, it is well-placed to attract more airlines and passengers.

Cochabamba – the cradle of Bolivian Aviation
Sebastian Schmitz travels to Cochabamba International Airport, a high-altitude facility which plays a vital role in the Bolivian airline network.

Algarve Ambitions
Martyn Cartledge reports from Faro Airport in Portugal – the gateway to the popular Algarve region with ambitious expansion plans.

Bozeman – Serving Yellowstone
Bozeman International Airport is now the busiest in the US state of Montana. Matt Falcus discovers why.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Airport Analysis – Davies Commission Report: Back to the Future?
The Airports Commission has published its initial findings on UK airport capacity. Bruce Hales-Dutton examines its findings and discovers that politics continue to be the main reason for indecision.

Airport Tech – Fit for a Giant
Dubai International Airport’s Concourse A, the world’s first designed specifically for the massive Airbus A380, opened in January last year. Editor Mark Nicholls paid a visit and was mightily impressed by the scale, service levels and facilities on offer.

Snapshot – Miami Marvels
Ron Mak provides an interesting glimpse of Miami International Airport in November 1971.

Airport Tech – US Airports: New Designs, New Experiences
In the first of a three-part series, Ronald Kuhlmann examines how US airports are adapting to security and passenger experience changes in the wake of 9/11.

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

Flying Visits – 48 Hours in Frankfurt
Spencer Bennett samples Frankfurt and discovers a fascinating city and an airport that has much to offer the aviation enthusiast.

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