Airports of the World

Airports of the World is a bi-monthly magazine providing the enthusiast with news and features on the global airport scene. Reporting on airports large and small around the world, it includes articles on both major city hubs and smaller regional airports to leisure and low cost airports. Topics covered include current operations, airline operators and future plans.

Airports of the World is no longer available in print format.

On a brighter note, however, your favourite magazine will not disappear completely and, it will be incorporated into Airliner World magazine. Inside you will continue to find all your favourite features relating to airports from across the globe.

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Warbird hunting in the Andes

Regulator contributor Ron Mak takes us back to 1973-74 with a fascinating trip to Bolivia’s La Paz/El Alto Airport, a facility nestled high in the uplands of the spectacular Andes Mountains and teeming with ex-World War Two-vintage types

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The ultimate guide to airport hotel plane spotting

For most guests, a hotel is a place for rest and relaxation. But for many aviation enthusiasts, it’s the promise of a glimpse of airline traffic at some of the world’s busiest airports that leaves them eager to book a room. Tom Batchelor finds out more

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Airports of the World Jul/Aug 21: UK Visitors

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK...

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UK Visitors: Airports of the World May/June 2021

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK.

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The amazing artwork inside Vancouver International

Artworks are often placed to awe and inspire onlookers, but Vancouver International Airport has gone a step further – using art to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region’s indigenous people. Howard Slutsken visited the Pacific hub to admire the view...

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Could Cornwall become the location for Europe's first spaceport?

Could a former RAF airfield in the UK’s West Country become the first spaceport in Europe to fly air-launched rocket missions? Nick Spall tracks the horizontal flight plan from airport runway to low Earth orbit and speaks with Melissa Thorpe of Spaceport Cornwall

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Snapshot: Pacific perfection on transborder travels

Regular contributor Ron Mak recalls the Pacific Northwest in 1980 during a transborder adventure that stopped at Seattle’s Tacoma gateway in the USA before crossing into Canada for a whistle-stop tour of British Columbia

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Snapshot: What a show in Guangzhou!

Located in southern China, Guangzhou is one of the country’s largest cities and is served by the new Baiyun Airport, a sleek 21st-century gateway designed to cater for the boom in demand. Peter Apsey visited the busy hub in late 2019, prior to the onset of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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Key West: The little island that could

Key West – the southernmost city in the continental United States and Pan Am’s birthplace – is bucking all the trends. Chris Sloan charts the airport’s past, present and promising future

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Roskilde Airport: Small but perfectly formed

Roskilde Airport is significantly smaller than big brother Kastrup, but this compact facility has carved out a place for itself at the heart of general aviation in Denmark, finds Sebastian Schmitz