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Issue 33 | July 2018

A wave of ultra long-haul routes between distant airports have entered the market this year, offering travellers non-stop flights in aircraft configured especially for flying times of over 17 hours. Given that these routes were phased out in the past due to lack of passenger demand and unsustainable fuel costs, we find out what’s changed.

We also round up the airports that are pushing the boundaries of luxury entertainment into the virtual realm, learn more about Heathrow’s sustainability agenda, and ask whether airports should be doing more to help stranded migrants.

Finally, we find out whether Detroit Airport has a future after the city turned down a $4m offer from private investors to build a modern terminal and hangars at the site, and explore the world’s busiest airports – which handled 1.5 billion passengers last year – in a special map feature.

Katie Woodward, editor