Airports of the World - May-June 2018

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News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Snapshot Gatwick
In the early 1970s, London’s second airport was still a haven for propliners and turboprop aircraft, while jets were beginning to make their mark. Ron Mak spent a day on the roofs of the piers at Gatwick, which were still open to visitors 45 years ago.

Singapore Fling
Singapore Changi is a major gateway that has grown out of swamp and reclaimed land east of the city over the last 37 years. Now, it wins awards frequently. A collection of photographs from Shrey Chopra illustrates the variety that the airport has to offer.

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

Product Reviews
Airports of the World assesses some of the latest books and DVDs that will appeal to aviation enthusiasts and airport users.

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

Features

Riding the waves
Funchal Airport on the Atlantic island of Madeira is frequently rated among the ten most challenging in the world. Renato Serra Fonseca found that passengers need not be concerned, as much has been done behind the scenes to ensure flights are as safe as possible.

California Dreaming
Monterey is a small but appealing city around two hours’ drive south of San Francisco but nearer six hours from Los Angeles. Sebastian Schmitz takes a trip along the Pacific coast to check out the airport and discover what the area has to offer.

Jet, Set, Grow
Illawarra Regional Airport has been a familiar name in the Australian aviation fraternity for nearly two decades, but commercial services only resumed last year. Chris Frame sets out to discover why.

Hokkaido Hub
New Chitose Airport was built next to Chitose Air Base, and today civilian traffic shares its infrastructure with the military. Sebastian Schmitz visits Japan to find out how everything fits together.

South island delight
Kyushu is the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands – and arguably the most beautiful. Sebastian Schmitz visits its second-busiest airport.

Training the new breed
Well-educated, talented and motivated young people are the lifeblood of the aviation industry. Tony Mallett visits a college that is preparing the next generation of airport and airline staff in partnership with Leeds Bradford Airport.

Serbian Renaissance
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport has had a rollercoaster ride since it opened in 1962. Luigi Vallero reviews its tumultuous history, while Kevan James talks to its CEO and director general.

Baltic gateway to Latvia
Riga International was one of the five fastest-growing airports in Europe last year. Luigi Vallero hopped across the Baltic to discover the secrets of its success.

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