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IN PICTURES: Why Antalya is a planespotters paradise

Ton Jochems returns to Antalya on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast to capture some of the rare and diverse operators on display at the booming tourist gateway.

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Insight into Air Astana: We sit down with the airline's president and CEO

Airliner World’s Craig West travelled east to the Kazakh city of Almaty to hear how flag carrier Air Astana is transforming its business and cementing its position as the leading airline in the region.

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Why was the Boeing 707 so popular with British airlines?

Despite protectionist objections from politicians, UK carriers embraced the Boeing 707 during the 1960s and 1970s. Lee Cross explores the US type’s introduction with various British airlines.

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The next level of realism with flight simulators

For many aviation enthusiasts, the term ‘flight simulator’ conjures up images of desktop PCs and joysticks. But this virtual pastime is now being taken to the next level, as Airliner World’s Craig West discovered.

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Vertical Aerospace VX4: the eVTOL with $5bn in pre-orders

The first maiden flight of a brand new UK-designed and built aircraft in more than two decades took place in September. Mark Broadbent reports on a major milestone for eVTOL experts Vertical Aerospace and its VX4

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No more jets? Aurigny CEO reveals ambitious plans

Andreas Spaeth travels to Guernsey to meet Nico Bezuidenhout, the ambitious new chief executive of Aurigny.

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The huge challenges facing Finnair due to Russian airspace closure

No other airline has been hit as hard by the Russian airspace closure as Finnair. The carrier’s CEO, Topi Manner, speaks to Andreas Spaeth about challenges faced and those it has still to face

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Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

Airliner World 2023 Year Planner

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Airliner World January 2023

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

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Recent UK planespotting highlights!

We present a selection of images of visiting aircraft from airports around the UK. For the most part, they’re commercial jets, but almost all of them are unusual types, wearing new or unique liveries or first visits by an airline or airliner to a particular airport.