Airports of the World - Jul-Aug 2017

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Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Postcard from Seoul
UK-based photographers Matthew Reynolds and Fay Johnson make the most of a short stopover at South Korea’s busiest airport.

Snapshot – Sabiha Gökçen
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, aircraft flown by little-known airlines from the newly-independent CIS countries regularly visited Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Ron Mak took a tour in March 2006.

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

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


London’s fifth airport
Andy Martin heads to Southend-on-Sea to meet Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, who has plans to transform the facility into London’s fifth airport.

Australia’s friendly airport
Brisbane Airport is a major international hub that serves the economic lifeblood of Queensland. Chris Frame discovers what has changed since Airports of the World last visited 12 years ago.

Redeveloping Lelystad
Simon Murdoch outlines the major rebuilding programme that will soon enable the Netherlands’ busiest general aviation airport to handle two million passengers a year.

Airports in the Sun

The approach to Runway 02 at Skiathos is so dramatic that some have dubbed it ‘Europe’s Saint Maarten’. Sebastian Schmitz spends a few hours observing the activity on a holiday island in the middle of the Aegean Sea.

Few destinations are more appealing than the Seychelles. The stunning sandy beaches, deep blue sea and diverse flora and fauna make the Indian Ocean archipelago a strong contender for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, says Sebastian Schmitz.

The name Roland Garros conjures up images of warm summer days and the French Open tennis championship, but the airport on Réunion is also named after the World War One aviator. Matteo Legnani reports from a small part of Europe in the Indian Ocean.

The sudden closure of Nicosia International in July 1974 following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus meant an alternative had to be found – and quickly. It led to the rapid redevelopment of Larnaca, which has since prospered and grown. Martyn Cartledge tells the story.

Punta Cana
Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic. Tom Singfield reviews the facilities, while taking a well-earned break in the warm Caribbean sun.