Airports of the World - Sept-Oct 2018

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News
Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene.

Snapshot – Manchester
Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Northwest England hub with an array of photos from yesteryear. Part one covers the early days of Ringway, chronicling some of the early highlights and the iconic airlines that used to serve the airport.

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

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

Features

Hub in the Sun
Ryanair has transformed the fortunes of Carcassonne Airport as more tourists discover the delights the region has to offer. Robbie Shaw explores this gateway destination.

Looking to the Future
Luxembourg’s gateway has an impressive range of destinations and a thriving cargo hub. Sebastian Schmitz charts its history and explores its aim to become a ‘boutique’ airport.

The Airport Built from Three Mountains
Japan’s Kansai International Airport occupies reclaimed land, proudly bearing the title ‘mother of all offshore airports’. Sebastian Schmitz reports.

Backing the Boom
One Australian outback airport became a vital lifeline for the local community in the last millennium and continues to deliver a huge boost to its economy. Chris Frame explores how Newman supports the multi-million-dollar mining industry Down Under.

A Tale of Two Cities
Barcelona’s El Prat airport bears the marks of the Catalan capital’s difficult relationship with Madrid. But is that set to change? Bernardo Andrade investigates.

A Jewel on the Arabian Coast
Matteo Legnani reports on the new terminal at Muscat in Oman.

Running with the Bulls
Sebastian Schmitz travels to Pamplona to find out how the city’s quaint airport is bouncing back.

Finnish Carbon Neutral Challenge
Helsinki Airport has become carbon neutral, achieving airport carbon accreditation level 3+ status. Tony Mallett met Finavia to find out how this was accomplished.

Fit for the Queen
The revamped passenger terminal at Greater Moncton, New Brunswick, was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Sebastian Schmitz takes a closer look at this airport.

Powerhouse in the Making
Porto’s Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is expanding. Renato Serra Fonseca pays a visit to Portugal’s second city to investigate.