Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
All Routes Lead to Aberdeen Managing Editor Mark Nicholls joined 1,200 delegates for this yeara€ s Routes Europe regional network and air service development event and was pleased to find renewed levels of confidence within the industry. Ten Years of Robin Hood Matt Falcus analyses the first ten years of Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport, once home to Vulcan bombers of the V-Force and now a commercial facility of increasing importance. Emphatic Edinburgh Scotlanda€ s busiest airport is booming and as Mark Nicholls discovered, it has been revitalised since Global Infrastructure Partners took control in 2012. Geraldton: Gateway to Australiaa€ s Mid West Serving an area twice the size of the UK, Geraldton Airport is vital to the economy of Western Australia. As Chris Frame discovers, it has a turbulent history, closely linked to the performance of the iron ore mining industry. Uniting Markets Mark Nicholls travelled to the Kingdom of Bahrain to join delegates for the inaugural Routes Middle East and Africa event. Serving the American Riviera Paul B Anderson visits Santa Barbara in California and discovers its airport has been revitalised, thanks to an ingenious transformation of its 1942-vintage terminal. Vientiane a€ Laotian Gateway Supporting the growing Laotian economy and the countrya€ s continuing rise in tourism, Vientiane Wattay International Airport is in need of an upgrade a€" a fact recognised by the countrya€ s government, as Sebastian Schmitz reports. Upbeat times at Ras al-Khaimah Ras al-Khaimah International Airport is establishing itself as a new gateway to the United Arab Emirates. Luigi Vallero takes a closer look. Regulars News Detailed news coverage from the global airport scene. Airport Infrastructure a€" The Other side of Dubai Dubai International Airporta€ s Terminal 2 has long been ridiculed and seen as a dowdy a€~Cinderellaa€ next to its glitzier sister terminals. But T2 has had a $400 million makeover and is ready to party, as Luigi Vallero discovered. Airport Infrastructure a€" Stansted Evolves Londona€ s Stansted Airport has nearly completed a major terminal refurbishment project. Mark Nicholls recently paid a visit and was impressed by the transformation. Airport Tech a€" Ben Guriona€ s New BHS Joe Charlaff reports on the latest baggage handling system to be introduced at Israela€ s Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Snapshot a€" Bangkok Don Mueang Robbie Shaw spent time watching the comings and goings from the viewing area at Bangkoka€ s Don Mueang Airport. Airport Tech a€" TaxiBot Aeroplanes are made to fly, not to taxi a€" a simple fact, but now they can do both, as Mario Pierobon explains. UK Airport Visitors Our readersa€ gallery a€" 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.
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