Airports of the World - March/Apr 2015

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Belfast International
The primary airport serving much of Northern Ireland is Belfast International. Paul B Anderson discovers it is striving to increase its range of destinations.

Saipan – Asia’s Corfu
Marco Finelli travels to the Western Pacific and visits a paradise with a very violent past – Saipan, one of the Mariana Islands.

Resurgent Lille
Lille Airport is bouncing back after a period of decline as it fights for its place in the highly competitive Franco- Belgian border region of Northeast France. Yinka Jan Sojinu investigates.

La Paz – Holding the High Ground
Sebastian Schmitz visits the world’s highest international airport – El Alto in La Paz, Bolivia.

Island Delight
Kevan James journeys to the Channel Island of Guernsey and discovers its well-equipped airport is eager to welcome more visitors from the UK and Europe.

Mongolia Gateway
Sebastian Schmitz heads east to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia and its Chinggis Khan International Airport, which is soon to be replaced by a new, larger facility

Ecuadorian Swansong
Sebastian Schmitz reports from Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport as it enters its final decade before replacement by a new out-of-town facility.


Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Industry Column – Unmanned and Dangerous
Bruce Hales-Dutton examines the risks remotely piloted air systems pose to commercial aviation.

Airport Infrastructure – Al Mourjan Lounge
Luigi Vallero samples Qatar Airways’ new oasis for premium travellers at Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

Snapshot – Dakar
Ron Mak provides a sample of classic aircraft from Dakar’s Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

Airport Analysis – Divide and Conquer
Ulf Meyer delves into the complex world of ‘dual-hubs’.

UK Airport Visitors
Our readers’ gallery – featuring a selection of the more interesting aircraft that have recently visited UK airports.

Airport Infrastructure – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi International’s new midfield terminal opens in two years, but how is demand to be managed until then.

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