Airports of the World - Sept/Oct 2014

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After the Revolution
Tunis Airport continues to develop and expand in the wake of Tunisia’s journey into democracy. Marco Finelli reports on this increasingly popular gateway to North Africa.

N’dolo – Kinshasa’s City Airport
Sebastian Schmitz visits Kinshasa’s less well known downtown airport, which is in serious need of investment if it is to survive.

Moscow Vnukovo
Craig West, Airliner World’s Associate Editor, reports from Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport as it assumes increasing importance in the Russian capital’s transport system.

A Short Runway to Paradise
The opening of a new terminal at Mayotte Airport has vastly improved the passenger experience. But as Sebastian Schmitz discovered, now all it needs is a longer runway.

The Top of California
Mammoth Yosemite Airport serves the ‘Top of California’ – the high country in the Sierra Nevada mountain range – and, as Paul B Anderson describes, it is ideally placed to serve several national parks.

Introducing Hamad International
Qatar’s new jewel in the crown, Hamad International Airport, opened a year and a half later than originally planned. Luigi Vallero travelled to Doha to sample the new facility after its first three months of operation.

The Easy Way to Borneo
Sebastian Schmitz explores the increasingly important role Iskandar Airport is playing in bringing tourists into the city of Pangkalan Bun and the nearby Tanjung Puting National Park, in southern Borneo.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Industry Column – Berlin – No Winners Here
The enthusiasm and expectation that surrounded the planned opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport three years ago has long since vanished. Delays continue to thwart the opening of the new facility – which could still be two years away. Bruce Hales-Dutton takes an in-depth look at the troubled project.

Airport Tech – Heathrow’s New Jewel
The latest addition to London Heathrow’s infrastructure portfolio is the impressive Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal. Editor Mark Nicholls was there on its opening day to sample its architecture, atmosphere and the comprehensive list of retail and refreshment outlets.

Snapshot – Glasgow International
Malcolm Fife looks back to the 1970s and presents a selection of images taken at the important Scottish facility. Included are several gems, such as a Tarom Ilyushin Il-18 and a Spantax Convair CV-990 Coronado.

Airport Analysis – Asian City Airport Revival
Downtown airports are often frowned upon due to the effects of noise and pollution on city residents, but their convenience is popular with the business community. The concept is taking off in a major way in East Asia. Ulf Meyer assesses the current situation and the prospects for some of the region's most popular city gateways.

Some of the latest innovations to benefit airports.

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

Airport Tech – The Yotel Experience
Airport hotels are convenient, especially for passengers with early morning departures. Many are quite expensive, but one company – Yotel – offers something rather different, as Editor Mark Nicholls recently experienced.

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