Airport of the World: Athens International Airport

Athens_AirportThis article focuses on the fast development of the newly built Athens International Airport (AIA) ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’. The new airport changed radically the image of the Greek capital and quickly developed into the most important air-hub in South-eastern Europe. The largest airport in Greece, which begun operating in 2001, was put on test during the Olympic Games of Athens 2004 and proved to be one of the best airports in Europe.

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Airport of the World: Suvarnabhumi Airport

By Hubert Croes

Suvarnabhumi_AirportBangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport has been mired by problems since its opening, including more than 100 cracks on taxiways and runways, corruption claims, inadequate toilets and facilities, and complaints about hygiene standards. Now the question arises whether Suvarnabhumi – assisted by the old Don Muang Airport – is the long awaited answer to the insatiable aviation needs of Bangkok, writes Hubert Croes.

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Bumpy Road Towards Expansion: Ninoy Aquino International

ByDaan de Jong

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is at the heart of one of Southeast Asia’s most densely populated metropolitan areas. It is the international gateway to this island archipelago and the center of the booming Philippine aviation industry. Though the airport appears to be fully consumed by the immense, frantic urban sprawl that lurks outside its gates, Ninoy Aquino Intl appears ambitious to consolidate its role as center of Philippinecivil aviation.

Airport of the World: Berlin Tempelhof

Tempelhof airport is one of three airports in Berlin, apart from Tegel and Schönefeld. The construction of the new main airport of Berlin, Berlin Brandenburg International (BBI), will replace the three existing airports. The question is: can one airport handle the whole capacity of the Berlin metropolis?

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Airport of the World: ‘From Beer to Hopefully Privatized Cheer’, at Budapest Ferihegy Airport

Editor Bram du Saar explores the Hungarian state airport Budapest Ferihegy ranging from a discussion about its relation with beer and other interesting historical facts to a discussion of its present state and future plans.

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Airport of the World: Soekarno Hatta: Building the Airport City of the Future

by Eelco Watzema

Our editor Eelco Watzema traveled all the way to Jakarta, Indonesia to explore the current state and future plans of Indonesia’s most important airport and one of the world’s fastest growing airport.

Airport of the World: San Jose

The Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport is a medium-sized airport in San Jose, which is California’s 3rd largest and the nation’s 11th largest city with a population of 925,000 (2003). The airport is located at the northeast end of the city, near the intersection of two major freeways. Read this review to learn more about this U.S. airport.

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