May/June 2018In this issue of Airports of the World we take in-depth looks at Belgrade following its recovery from the challenges it faced when Yugoslavia collapsed, Riga’s rapidly growing gateway to the Baltic states, and Monterey on California’s sunny Pacific coast. <br><br>We also examine the challenges of flying into Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira, and explore how a college in Leeds is preparing youngsters to become the next generation of airport workers. Plus, we turn the spotlight on Japan by profiling two of the hubs at the extremities of the country – Sapporo and Kagoshima. And if you feel like a trip ‘down under’, Illawarra could be right up your street – regular passenger services have just resumed after a break of several years and it is also home to some amazing preserved aircraft. <br><br>Our regular features - ten pages of airport news, a snapshot from London Gatwick in the 1970s, and a look at recent UK airport visitors - are all included too. We hope you enjoy reading this issue of Airports of the World as much as we enjoy compiling it.