Airports of the World - May/June 2014

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Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Industry Column – Keeping Track
Bruce Hales-Dutton attended the recent Air-Rail Links 2014 Conference in London where attention was focused on the implications of the interim Airports Commission report into UK airport capacity.

Airport Infrastructure – Worldport Farewell
The Pan Am Worldport, one of the most significant terminals in US airport history, was demolished late last year. Kevan James tells its story and describes the vain attempts to save the historical structure.

Airport Tech – US Airports: The Art of Travel – SFO Style
In the second part of his look at US airport design and architecture, Ronald Kuhlmann focuses on the use of art at one of the nation’s major gateways – San Francisco International Airport.

Some of the latest innovations to benefit airports.

Snapshot – Costa Rican Classics
Ron Mak raids his collection and provides a fascinating selection of images from Juan Santamaría Airport in 1980.

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


Serving South Africa’s Heartland
Bram Fischer International Airport provides access to Bloemfontein, the capital of South Africa’s Free State province. Sebastian Schmitz paid a visit and discovered a well-equipped, modern facility.

Kuwait – Building for the Future
Kuwait has rebuilt itself after recovering from the 1990 Iraqi invasion and is now embarking on a major expansion of its only airport. Luigi Vallero finds out how its plans measure up against the other mega-airports in the Gulf region.

Gateway to the Galápagos
The Galápagos Islands are attracting more and more ‘eco tourists’ and naturalists eager to experience their rich and varied wildlife. Flights from mainland Ecuador arrive at Baltra’s Seymour Airport, and Sebastian Schmitz was on board one of them.

Juneau – Air Safety Pioneer
As well as serving Southeast Alaska, Juneau Airport has helped pioneer new navigation technologies and the study of severe wind and turbulence. Paul B Anderson investigates.

Naha Airport – Okinawa
Paul Howard ventures to the Japanese island of Okinawa and in particular Naha Airport, a facility busy with both commercial and military traffic.

Livingstone, I Presume
Humphrey Nkonde reports from Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport in Livingstone, Zambia, the primary gateway to the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Svolvær Airport – Gateway to Lofoten
Sebastian Schmitz travels to Svolvær Airport, one of three facilities serving the beautiful Lofoten Islands in north-west Norway.

Excelling Eccelsa
Eccelsa Aviation runs an award-winning and very popular Fixed Base Operation at Olbia Airport on Sardinia. Luigi Vallero pays a visit to discover the power behind its success.