Airports of the World - July/August 2014

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Nagoya’s City Airport
Superseded by Chubu Centrair International in 2005, Nagoya’s Komaki Airport continues to fill a niche thanks to its city centre location. Sebastian Schmitz paid a visit.

The Other Side of the Emirates
Fujairah International Airport has long fascinated enthusiasts, but in the commercial world it is struggling to establish itself among the mega-airports of the Gulf region. Luigi Vallero reports.

Rio’s World Cup Gateway
As Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão – Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport prepares to welcome football teams and fans from around the globe, José Salgueiro charts its history and describes the massive investment projects now under way.

Malé – Indian Ocean Oasis
Paul Howard visits the increasingly popular Maldives, in particular its space-constrained yet thriving international airport.

Olbia Sardinia
Luigi Vallero reports from northeast Sardinia’s Olbia Airport; gateway to the popular Costa Smeralda resorts and home to carrier Meridiana.

The Psychology of the Airport
Dr Nicola Davies unravels the complex subject of passenger psychology within the airport environment and examines what can be done to improve the traveller experience.

Gateway to the Land of Coffee
The Colombian city of Pereira plays a significant role in the country’s coffee industry. Sebastian Schmitz visits its airport which is soon to benefit from a much needed new terminal.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Industry Column – Heathrow vs Gatwick: Time for a Truce?
As London’s two leading airports fine-tune their proposals for additional runway capacity, should they agree that in the end, each case is as valid as the other?

Airport Tech – Education and Development – the EMA Way
Editor Mark Nicholls catches up with Neil Robinson, the Manchester Airports Group Corporate Social Responsibility Director, to find out the latest on East Midlands Airport’s sustainable development plans and its commitment to education.

Airport Analysis – Growing the Euro-Asia Market
European airports are competing to attract more flights and carriers to serve lucrative routes to East Asia. Ulf Meyer profiles the current competitors and those eager for a slice of the cake.

Airport Tech – Designing for the 21st Century
In his final instalment, Ronald Kuhlmann takes a look at how airport design is being implemented around the world to accommodate the realities of air travel in the 21st Century.

Snapshot – Venice Variety
Ralf Kurz presents a snapshot of some of the carriers that frequented Venice/Marco Polo Airport in the late 1970s.

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

Your chance to win a copy of the Haynes Operations Manual for Heathrow Airport.

Flying Visits – New York – So Much To See
Martyn Cartledge travels to New York’s Liberty International Airport and spends a few days in the ‘Big Apple’.

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