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Airports of the World - November/December issue - OUT NOW!

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    Airports of the World - November/December issue - OUT NOW!


    Cardiff spreads its wings
    After it was announced that Wales was to gain its first regular scheduled long-haul flight, Andy Martin headed to Cardiff to find out how the hotly contested route was won.

    A day in the life of aircraft dispatch
    Getting passengers on an aircraft swiftly, and ensuring a flight leaves on time, are complex operations. Tony Mallett talks to some of the team members working for at Manchester Airport who make it happen.

    Avoiding aircraft damage
    Vehicles damaging aircraft on the ground is an ever-present concern as it can lead to costly repairs and significant schedule disruptions. Andy Martin takes a closer look at a system that is helping to reduce such incidents.

    HOP!ping into Perpignan
    Some smaller French airports have struggled to attract traffic since high-speed rail started to dominate domestic travel. Robbie Shaw reports from one facility in the south of the country that is fighting back.

    Many Westerners know little about Japan outside of its major cities. But the country has much to offer, as Sebastian Schmitz found out when he travelled to Kumamoto on the island of Kyushu.

    Developing Chek Lap Kok
    Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok replaced the revered Kai Tak almost 20 years ago and has since grown in stature as a global world-class gateway. Chris Frame reflects on its achievements over that time, and previews what is planned.


    Airports of the World November/December issue is AVAILABLE NOW for just 4.95 from the Key Online Shop. Alternatively, you can purchase your copy from WHSmith, any other leading newsagent or download your digital copy here.