The completion of a NOK14 billion (US$1.66 billion) development programme at Oslo Airport last year extended capacity to 28 million passengers, with enhanced retail and dining among the key elements. These lovely images show the main gateway to Norway by night and day against the backdrop of the starkly beautiful Nordic landscape.
“Maybe I live in the gates that lead to outbound international flights. Maybe that is home.And do I feel more comfortable at the departures or at the arrivals?”
– Michael Coret, Becoming What I Might Be
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the major gateway to one of the world’s greatest cities. These images capture some of the architecture, colour and drama of this exciting, eclectic airport location. (Photos: PPS Publications)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Airports around the world are centres for culture, commerce and human interaction. This video from Phoenix Sky Harbor (the airport's transit train is also beautifully captured against the skyline in the photograph above) underlines the impact of the airport on the city and region.
Pittsburgh International Airport
For the fifth consecutive year Pittsburgh International, with Fraport USA, has invited members of the public to join in celebrations for the start of the Christmas and holiday season. A special pass allows visitors through security screening to shop, dine and explore the Airside Terminal. Live music, jugglers, treats, and even an appearance by The National Aviary’s African penguin are all included in this contemporary tradition. Merry Christmas Pittsburgh.
The approach to Queenstown Airport in southern New Zealand is often rated as one of the most spectacular in the world by pilots and passengers. This stunning image gives you a good idea why. (Photo: ©Hannah Hurwitz)
RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International Airport
Combining a Sense of Place and a ‘sense’ of retailing: ‘Carioca Street’ at RIOgaleão Tom Jobim International lets departing passengers stroll through four of Rio de Janeiro’s favourite neighbourhoods one last time before they take off. Four spaces – Copacabana, Ipanema, Maracanã and Lapa – showcase some of the top Brazilian brands. And after shopping the passengers can indulge in ‘A Saideira’, an expression in Portuguese that refers to the last drink (usually a beer) ordered before going home. A clever way of ensuring that final impressions are local impressions.
Riyadh King Khaled International Airport
National pride: Irish travel retailer Aer Rianta International partnered with Riyadh Airport Company in September to mark Saudi Arabia’s National Day with a dash of colour at Riyadh King Khaled Airport Terminal 5.
Salt Lake City International Airport
How many airports can boast a backdrop and view quite like this? The blend of sun, snow, cloud and moutntains help frame Salt Lake City Airport in a majestic pose
San Diego International Airport
What a lovely welcome to an airport. The international arrivals at San Diego International Airport features a work called Paths Woven by artist Aaron T. Stephan.
San Francisco International Airport
The SFO Airport Traffic Control Tower, which became operational in 2016, has quickly become an iconic landmark. The airport continues to build remarkable new facilities designed to elevate the air travel experience. In 2019, it will open a newly renovated Terminal 1 and the Grand Hyatt at SFO, a new on-airport hotel.
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is not only one of the fastest growing European airports, it’s also one that takes huge pride in showcasing The Netherlands through art, literature, nature and dining, as these images underline. (Photos: PPS Publications)
Photo courtesy of PPS
Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao International is one of two international airports that serve the megacity of Shanghai, mainly through domestic and regional flights. Traffic here is set to boom in coming years as the Chinese thirst for domestic and international travel intensifies.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Pudong is the major international gateway to Shanghai, with Shanghai Airport Authority preparing to open the world’s largest satellite terminal, now in construction. It promises to be one of the world's great air terminals.
Shannon Airport, famously, was the birthplace of duty free in 1947, when it served as a refuelling point between Europe and North America. Recently upgraded, its new-look duty free store captures a Sense of Place from the west of Ireland, right down to the moss wall in the local design store (Photo: Cathal Noonan, True Media).
Sheremetyevo International Airport
The world’s great airports are now home to some of the world’s most spectacular digital advertising displays, as brands seek to connect with premium, high-spending travellers. Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Terminal B, although it serves the domestic traveller, represents a valuable marketing opportunity amid a revival in Russian travel. The four-sided screen at the heart of the terminal, opened earlier this year, offers wonderful engagement to a mass audience.
St. Helena Airport
Built at 1,000ft above sea level, with the relentless South Atlantic Ocean abutting three sides of the airfield, the engineering marvel that is St Helena Airport has been constructed on St Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the middle of South Atlantic Ocean. The island was made famous by the incarceration and death there of Napoleon Bonaparte.
As one of the most remote airports in the world, the construction of St Helena Airport posed some very distinct challenges. Not only did the airport developers need to construct an airport and associated infrastructure to meet international aviation standards, it needed to do so in an environmentally friendly way. The only place on the Island that could accommodate the airport is also the most environmentally sensitive.
A taste of London: Even the largest airports today reflect the sights, sounds and designs of their home cities stylishly and with pizzazz. Here, London Stansted Airport and food & beverage concessionaire SSP have opened a new restaurant inspired by London’s “uber-cool Camden and its famous market stalls”. (Photo: PPS Publications)
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Sit and wait: A relaxing feel to time spent at Stockholm Arlanda. Swedish minimalism, Swedish chic.
One of two international airports serving Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi offers oases of tranquillity outside and inside, blended with a classy commercial offer led by partner King Power International Group (Thailand). (Photos: PPS Publications)
The Moodie Davitt e-Zine | Spotlight Series – Special Report | 17 December 2018