Airports of the World July/August issue - OUT NOW

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Goodbye Kai Tak, and thank you
Kai Tak closed in the early hours of July 6, 1998. To mark the 20th anniversary of the game-changing event in Asia’s world city, we review what made Hong Kong’s old airport so special to aviation fans from across the globe.

The flight of their lives
In most departure lounges there will be someone sitting nervously in a corner. A few of them will leave without ever taking to the air. Tony Mallett visited Leeds Bradford Airport to find out how Virgin Atlantic Airways is helping travellers overcome a fear of flying.

Baltic holiday haven
A small facility in western Lithuania is one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe. Sebastian Schmitz visits the Baltic coast to discover why.

Cargo masters
As night falls most airfields quieten down, but one airport in the United Kingdom is just getting into its stride. Andy Martin visits East Midlands to find out why it is so busy during the hours of darkness.

Londonderry Air

City of Derry Airport celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. But after years of investment and steady growth, challenging times now lie ahead. Declan Hasson reflects on its history and considers the future of the award-winning facility.

Good view

Boa Vista is the third largest landmass in the Cape Verde archipelago, a group of ten volcanic islands 280 miles (450km) west of Senegal, Africa. Marcus Steidele presents a selection of images from its up and coming airport.


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