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Category Archives: Airport Features

A Guide to Airport Parking

September 21, 2010 | Airport Features, UK Airports | Permalink

One of the most important things to consider when planning a holiday or business trip is what you will do with your car when you fly away.  Do you get a ride to the airport or do you leave your car in the lot?  Many people prefer to drive themselves to the airport so that […]

Flights to and from Dublin

December 28, 2009 | Airport Features, Travel Guides, World Airports | Permalink

Officially opened in 1940 with a single flight to Liverpool, Dublin Airport is now the busiest in all of Ireland.  More than 23 million travellers pass through its doors yearly and 78 different airlines operate out of the terminals.  Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus, is headquartered there, as is budget flight innovator Ryanair.  Flights from […]

Airlines and Flights: Dublin, Ireland

November 29, 2009 | Airport Features, City Guides, UK Airports | Permalink

The airlines that offer flights to and from Dublin, the capital of Ireland, include Ryanair, Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, Flybe, Air France, BMI, Air Southwest, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Spanair, Iberia, TAP, SAS-Scandivinian Airlines, Swiss, Air Baltic, FlyLal, Malev Airlines, Czech Airlines, Swissair, Bulgaria Air, Malev Hungarian, British Airways, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, Virgin Atlantic, Etihad Airways, […]

Brussels Air Flights

November 23, 2009 | Airport Features, City Guides, World Airports | Permalink

Flights from London, Birmingham and Manchester, to Brussels, in Belgium, take around two hours. The city’s main airport (BRU) lies near the R0 road, some 12kms to the northeastern side of the capital. This modern airport boasts two multi-story parks; one of which is located opposite the main terminal and the other towards the northern […]

Air Traffic Control Towers

August 14, 2009 | Airport Features | Permalink

Only a handful of airports actually qualify to have enough traffic to have an Air Traffic Control Tower. Traffic Control Towers usually tower above other airport buildings so that staff located inside can see aircraft moving around the airport and have a unrestricted view of arriving and departing aircraft. Air Traffic Control Towers usually have […]

Engineered Materials Arrestor System / EMAS

August 11, 2009 | Airport Features | Permalink

What happens when a aircraft over runs the end of the runway, well you can always hope that the airport your landing at has Engineered materials arrestor system or EMAS at the end of the runway. Engineered materials arrestor system is an area of lightweight collapsible concrete at the end of the airports runways. EMAS […]

Runway Edge Lights

August 3, 2009 | Airport Features | Permalink

Runway Edge Lights are placed at side edges of the runway and are illuminated during the evening when it is dark or when visibility is poor. The Runway Edge Lights help pilots locate the edge of the runway during landing or takeoff. They come in 3 different categories, Low Intensity Runway Lights (LIRL), Medium Intensity […]

Manchester Airport / MAN

July 22, 2009 | Airport Features, UK Airports | Permalink

Manchester Airport is the UK’s busiest airport outside of the London area when talking in pure passenger numbers. Located just off the M56 and A583, Manchester airport lies just south of Manchester City it’s self and opposite Ringway. Manchester Airport was originally named Ringway Airport when it was opened on the 25th June 1938, during […]