At times, it can seem that British architect Norman Foster is responsible for a landmark on every corner of the globe.
A passenger plane crashed into a shallow waterway and broke in two after overshooting the runway in a remote area of Indonesia's eastern Papua province on Tuesday, injuring 78 people on board.
South Korea's Incheon International Airport has been voted the best in the world, according to a 10-month survey of airline passengers.
Airports are a major talking point, whether it's how long you queued to check in your bags or which business class lounge has the best view of the runway.
CNN's Richard Quest joins staff on the runway at London City Airport to attempt to park a plane.
Identifying the world's finest airports is easy. Hong Kong International Airport, Singapore's Changi and Seoul's Incheon have topped the ranks of airport awards for the last decade.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee examines what it takes to become Airport of the year in Hong Kong.
First published December 21, 2006
1. Boston, Logan International Airport Create your own seafood fest at home after a stop at Anthony's Pier 4 Fish Co. in Terminal B. It will pack up live lobsters to carry onboard. massport.com
Lost luggage could become a thing of the past if RFID technology being tested at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) takes off.
When Hong Kong's notorious Kai Tak airport closed in 1998, frequent fliers breathed a collective sigh of relief at the thought that they would no longer have to endure a perilous right-angled landing through mountains and residential tower blocks.
As any frequent flier knows, there are certain inevitabilities to air travel, such as dry throats, swollen feet and painful in flight entertainment.
When it comes to the airport experience, terminals in Asia are a cut above the rest, according to a recent independent survey of air passengers.