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Special issue | Yearbook 2018

This year, there have been impressive advancements in the aviation industry. Airports around the world are becoming increasingly adept at using technology to broaden their appeal to passengers of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds, all in the attempt at creating the smoothest journey possible.

But beyond their daily operations, airports are also waking up to the threat of climate change: whether it’s rising sea levels, their role in help and rescue once disaster strikes, or their part in the migration crisis, aviation hubs are stepping up their game.

Finally, this year has also brought impressive designs to the fore. Turkey’s Istanbul New Airport opened to much fanfare, while Dubai set a new standard for green airports by incorporating new data analytics and smart building technology. Lastly, we review the world’s most luxurious airport lounges in a special photo feature.

Eva Grey, editor