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Spotting Spot

Vancouver

The snow-capped Mount Baker provides a striking backdrop for this China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-8. (Derek MacPherson)

Canada’s Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is recognised by travellers and employees alike as one of North America’s leading gateways. In fact, independent review and status website SkyTrax has ranked the facility as the top airport in the Americas for five

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Madrid/Barajas

T4 is used exclusively by Iberia, regional affiliate Air Nostrum and its oneworld alliance partners. (Jesús Álvarez)

In March 2014, Spain’s Ministry of Public Works announced that Madrid’s Barajas airport was to be renamed Aeropuerto Adolfo Suárez in tribute to the country’s first democratically elected Prime Minster. The facility is the gateway to both Spain and its

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Tucson

Though quieter than nearby Phoenix, Tucson is served by an unusual mix of types and operators. By Nigel Howarth

For most aviation enthusiasts, the mention of Tucson will bring to mind one thing: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. However, while the vast military storage facility (often referred to as ‘The Boneyard’ or AMARG after its official USAF title, the 309th

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Osaka/Kansai

Finnair is one of several European operators to serve Osaka/Kansa. This photo of Airbus A330- 302, OH-LTM (c/n 994), shows the close proximity of taxiway J1 to the Sky View Observation Hall. (Sebastian Schmitz)

The Japanese city of Osaka, which lies on the main island of Honshu, is the country’s third largest by population (behind Tokyo and Yokohama) and is a major economic hub. It is served by two airports; the predominantly domestic Itami

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