Many people in their childhood were very fond of J.Vern's novel about incredible journey around the world in 80 days . Together with the heroes of this book readers experienced all their incidents and overpass all hardship. The J.Vern's heroes dreamed to fly as a bird, understanding all advantages of the given type of movement as in the peace and military purposes. Among the shambles of the lost civilizations they found traces of attempts of manufacturing of first flying devices.
Today at the beginning of 21 century the aviation industry has stepped far forward. Super-high-speed airliners of huge load-carrying capacity plough air open spaces of the Earth. Thousand passengers has an opportunity in the shortest terms to reach desirable boundaries. Business trips, tourism, research expeditions demand now considerably smaller expenses of time and money to reach the target.
Therefore, planes become one of the most comfortable facilities of transportation on long distances. Bravely make your airfares through all exotic nooks of our planet. Thanks to prodigy air technologies, you can visit many countries and see the Egyptian pyramids and skyscrapers of New York, quickly in a few days.
So we shall make an attempt to go to the steps of Vern's characters, having apply modern technologies during our airfare. I propose to begin our trip around the world from London then we must go to Paris (France), Rome(Italy), Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt), Bombay (India), Hong Kong, Tokio (Japan), Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, New York (USA), Madrid (Spain). And we have to finish our journey around the world also in London (England).
In each city where we shall make a halt the newest comfortable airports are constructed. And we can make our choice with confidence.
In London we can use services of 5 airports. London City Airport was opened in 1987. In its early days the airport was weighed down by its own limitations - a short runway, slow aircraft, tedious journey times and traffic congestion on road links to the city. Planning permission to extend the runway was sought and approved and in 1992 the airport was reconstructed. The business community in particular was at last convinced that here was a serious alternative to the inconveniences of using distant Heathrow. London City was showered with prestigious business travel awards and in 1997 was voted the UK's best regional airport.
London Gatwick Airport has two terminals: North Terminal: handles British Airways, Aer Lingus, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Iberia flights. A limited number of charter flights also use the North Terminal. South Terminal: handles the bulk of Gatwick's traffic, serving domestic, international and charter flights. Distance from city: 45km (28 miles). From its earliest days Gatwick was an airport ahead of its time. Its first innovation was a direct link for passengers between the airport and the nearby rail station. Its second, 20 years later, was to build a covered pier from the terminal to aircraft stands, which became a standard feature of airport design. Charter traffic became big business in the 1980s and with more than a million passengers then using Gatwick the terminal was extended and two more piers built.
London Heathrow Airport has four terminals: Terminal 1: is for all domestic flights, most UK airline departures to Europe plus EL AL and South African Airways flights. Terminal 2: is for most non-UK carriers' flights to Europe and some long haul destinations. Terminal 3: is the long haul terminal for US, South American, Asian and Asia Pacific airlines plus most African carriers. Terminal 4: is for most British Airways long haul flights and some European services. KLM and Qantas also use T4. Distance from city: 24km (15 miles). London needed a large airport with modern equipment and the partly-built site at Heathrow was ideal. The extension of the city rail link to the airport central area is now open and Heathrow has received approval to build another passenger terminal. Today's improvements are tomorrow's history at the grass airfield which became a world name.
London Lutton airport was first opened on the site on July 16, 1938 by then Secretary of State for Air Kingsley Wood. In 1972, Luton Airport was the most profitable in the country. In 1990 the airport was renamed "London Luton Airport" in order to boost the profile of the airport in the eyes of foreign visitors, likely to be heading to London but not realising Luton was close. In the 90s with the introduction of charter flights for Airtours and new 'low cost' scheduled flights from Debonair and easyJet, the latter making Luton its hub. A new railway station, Luton Airport Parkway, has been built to serve the airport and provides services to London's St Pancras and to the north on the Midland Main Line, and also on Thameslink routes north to Bedford and south to St Albans, London, Wimbledon, Sutton, Gatwick Airport and Brighton. A free shuttle bus connects to the airport.
London - Stansted Airport is earmarked as London's third airport. Stansted seemed to be heading for obscurity. Distance from city: 56km (34 miles). All that changed in the 1970's when a world oil crisis and hard economic times made the Maplin option too expensive. The British Airports Authority, anticipating better times ahead, revived the idea of major growth at Stansted and in 1979 it was, once again, designated London's third airport. In 1991 a new and widely acclaimed terminal was opened but that is now under pressure as Stansted became the fastest growing London airport. The modern Stansted may be expanding but one piece of the airport will not change. A unique wildlife area for plants and animals has been created in the shadow of the big jets and those Iron Age villagers who started it all would, no doubt, have approved.
In Paris we can find 3 modern airports of international importance. Paris Charles De Gaulle has three terminals. Terminal 2 is split into five separate halls. Terminal 1 is the main terminal for non-Air France flights. Terminal 2A is for Air France and a number of foreign carriers including Air Canada, Continental, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines. Terminal 2B is for Air France and many European airlines such as Alitalia, Austrian and Swiss. Terminal 2C is for Air France long haul flights and Delta Air Lines. Terminal 2D is for Air France, Brit Air and Luxair and Air France. Terminal 3 is where many seasonal charter flights operate from. Distance from city: 23km (14 miles).
Le Bourget airport (A¨¦roport du Bourget) is an airport, located in Le Bourget, close to Paris, France, nowadays only used for general aviation (business jets) as well as air shows. It also hosts the French Museum of Air and Space (Mus¨¦e de l'Air et de l'Espace), and, every other year, the Paris Air Show. The airport started commercial operations in 1919 and was for long Paris' only airport until the construction of Orly Airport. It is most famous as the landing site for Charles Lindbergh's historic solo transatlantic crossing in 1927. In 1977 Le Bourget airport was closed to international traffic and in 1980 to regional traffic, leaving only business jets to operate.
Paris Orly Airport has two terminals. Terminal South is for most airlines including Air Malta, easyJet, El Al, Swiss and Turkish Airlines. Terminal West is primarily for Air France flights plus Iberia and TAP Air Portugal. Distance from city: 14km (9 miles).
Rome has two major airports, Leonardo da Vinci - still frequently known by its old name, Fiumicino - for scheduled flights and Ciampino which handles mainly charter flights and business aviation. At Leonardo da Vinci the airport operator, Aeroporti di Roma, is spending large amounts of money in expanding and upgrading terminal facilities to meet the needs of growing traffic numbers and shaking off the airport's rather modest reputation. There are now three terminals one of which, Terminal C, is linked to a satellite. The handsome new Terminal A is for domestic flights and replaces spartan facilities. Terminal B, a light and airy place, has a dual role handlng international and a number of domestic services. Terminal C looks after major international flights and is connected to Satellite C, a mini-terminal in its own right with a full range of shopping, catering and other services. Three of the 14 gates are still the prelude to a bus journey to a parked aircraft. The satellite is connected to Terminal C by the "Skybridge" automated rail shuttle, the first of its kind in Italy, and there are plans to extend the service to the rest of the airport.
Sharm el Sheikh experienced in the last 15 years a booming development in the tourist sector which has completely changed the identity of SHarm el Shiekh.
Sharm el Sheikh has developed into a luxury holiday resort most treasured by divers and sun-lovers. Famous hotel names are found like Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Four Season and many more sharing the beautiful bays of Ras Um Sid to Naama Bay and to Nabq. From this place we can organize an excursion to the famous Egyptian sight-seeing, such as Egyptian Pyramids and Pharaoh¡¯s palaces. Ophira Airport is located on Longitude 34¡ã 17' 0" E and Latitude 27¡ã 51' 0" N. Airport code is SSH. Runaway length is 9596 ft.
Bombay International Airport - Mumbai Airport At a height of 26 feet above mean sea level, Mumbai airport serves as one of India's major international airports. It operates throughout the day, and currently handles upto 35 landings and takeoffs per hour. On November 3, 1995, Bombay airport reached a record 150 arrivals and 152 departures. International arrivals and departures are most frequent at night.
As one of the most important hubs for international passenger and cargo flow, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is a great asset to Hong Kong. The success in keeping the flow fluent and reliable and in providing a high-quality service to airport customers has won the airport many prestigious awards. A great deal of effort and attention to customer feedback has gone into making sure the 'HKIA experience' is increasingly pleasant, easy, safe and efficient. For example, continuous improvement measures mean 90% of passengers now wait less than 15 minutes at check-in areas, the last bags arrives in the reclaim hall within 40 minutes. The passenger terminal has been designed to provide calm, clarity and convenience and offers a wide range of useful and relaxing facilities including rest lounges, a proliferation of TV screens carrying news and entertainment, free and pay-Internet lounges and a children's play area. In addition, travellers with Wi-Fi enabled laptops can enjoy high-speed Internet access almost anywhere airside without wires and phone-sockets. The airport terminal is also well designed to accommodate the Airbus 380, the world's largest commercial plane, due to begin test flights in 2005. Looking to the future development of the airport, the construction of SkyPlaza next to the present passenger terminal will serve as a focal point for HKIA's air, sea and surface traffic flows. The SkyPlaza is part of the larger development called SkyCity which will also include the AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition centre, the second hotel project, a 9-hole golf course as well as the permanent cross-boundary ferry terminal.
Tokyo International Airport is an airport in Ota, Tokyo, Japan (35¡ã33¡ä8¡å N 139¡ã46¡ä47¡å E). It is more commonly known as Haneda Airport. Haneda handled most of Tokyo's air traffic until the opening of New Tokyo International Airport, now known as Narita International Airport. Except for flights to Gimpo Airport in Seoul and some international charter flights, it now handles domestic flights exclusively. Despite this, it remains classified as a first class airport. Haneda Airport consists of Passenger Terminal 1 ("Big Bird", west domestic terminal), Passenger Terminal 2 (east domestic terminal), Haneda's international terminal has two gates, which handle four flights a day to and from Seoul Gimpo Airport. These flights are operated by All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Korean Air. The terminal sometimes handles charter flights in the evening and early morning hours. The international terminal is connected to the main terminal by a shuttle bus, which runs every five minutes during the day. A major expansion or replacement of the international terminal is in the planning stage. Haneda Airport is served by the Keihin Kyuko Railway and Tokyo Monorail. There is also regular bus service to Narita International Airport and most major train stations in the Kanto region.
Los Angeles International Municipal Airport was officialy dedicated in 1930 when the lease was extended to 50 years. But there were hard times ahead as the Stock Market crash frightened off investors and the major airlines stayed away. Los Angeles was saved by the arrival of companies like Douglas, Northrop and North American who established the area as an aircraft manufacturing center. The city's flair for attracting world events - the Olympic Games 1984, the World Soccer Cup 1994 - has also played its part in boosting the growth of an airport which currently ranks number four in the international league. History has not been overlooked either. Los Angeles LAX has eight terminals: Terminal 1 is for America West, Southwest and US Airways. Terminal 2 is for Northwest flights plus Air Canada, Air New Zealand, ATA, Hawaiian, KLM. Terminal 3 serves Alaska, American, Frontier, Horizon and Midwest Express. Terminal 4 is the American Airlines terminal. Terminal 5 is for Aeromexico, American, Delta, Spirit. Terminal 6 serves Continental, Copa and some United Airlines flights. Terminal 7 is the United Airlines terminal. Terminal B The Tom Bradley International Terminal serves most non-US airlines.
The City of Dallas owns and operates Dallas Love Field, one of the finest general-purpose airports in the world. The airfield is located seven miles northwest of the downtown central business district and is managed by the City's Department of Aviation. Dallas Love Field provides the best that can be offered in a convenient, efficient airport, serving both commercial airline and corporate user needs. Located in the heart of Dallas, Cedar Springs at Mockingbird, the airfield is 20 minutes from the Downtown Convention Center, West End, Infomart, and the Dallas Market Center. Love Field is fully equipped with all of the necessary aeronautical lighting, airport marking and air navigation radio aids to ensure its accessibility to aircraft even under highly adverse weather conditions.
Dallas and Fort Worth went their separate ways, built their own Dallas Fort Worth International airports and ran them with varying degrees of success. The first commercial flight landed at the new DFW on January 13, 1974 and they have been landing and taking off in increasing numbers ever since. In 2000 DFW was the world's fifth busiest airport and plans to get bigger. Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has four terminals. Terminal A is for American/American Eagle flights. Terminal B serves America West, American, Continental, United, US Airways and most non-US airlines. Terminal C is for American Airlines. Terminal E is for Aeromexico, AirTran, Delta and Northwest flights.
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is located just ten miles (16 kilometers) from downtown Chicago. One of the fastest growing airports in the continent, Chicago Midway Airport serves over 17 million travelers each year. Chicago Midway Airport currently has three concourses, serving major airlines such as American, Continental, and Southwest. Recent improvements have included an expansion of baggage claim areas and ticket counters, and a new terminal-concourse bridge. Chicago Midway Airport offers easy access from central Chicago in under 30 minutes via Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Orange Line buses, regional buses, downtown and suburban shuttles, and interstate highways. An hourly shuttle also operates between O'Hare International and Midway airports (7:00 am to 10:00 pm). Chicago Midway Airport provides comprehensive facilities and services, including a quality selection of restaurants, cafes, gift and news shops, a business center, cash dispensers, police kiosks, and an interfaith chapel.
Lieutenant Edward O'Hare was a navy flyer who gave his life when he was just 29 years old. Today his name is still a byword in aviation. His monument is the world's busiest airport in his home town of Chicago - O'Hare International. Chicago O'Hare has four terminals. Terminal 1 is for United and United Express flights plus Lufthansa departures. Terminal 2 airlines include Air Canada, America West, Continental, Northwest, United and US Airways. Terminal 3 airlines include Alaska, American and Delta. Terminal 5 is the international terminal for most non-US airline departures and all international arrivals. Distance from city: 18 miles (29km).
John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) is New York's busiest airport, handling over 30 million passengers each year through nine terminals. JFK International Airport currently hosts over 80 airlines traveling to domestic and international destinations. JFK is best known as the city's international hub, but flights to other airports in the United States (especially on the West Coast) also use JFK. Located 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of downtown Manhattan in the New York City borough of Queens, JFK Airport offers excellent facilities for travelers and transport links to Manhattan. Four runways in two parallel pairs surround the central terminal area. Runway 13R-31L is the second longest commercial runway in North America, at a length of 14,572 ft (4,441 m).
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is located in Flushing, New York City, just eight miles east of midtown Manhattan. LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) handles over 20 million passengers a year for domestic flights and international connections to and from the Pacific Rim, Europe, and Latin America. LaGuardia Airport is one of three airports serving New York, alongside JFK and Newark. Located in the borough of Queens, LGA Airport is the closest of New York's three airports to Manhattan. Depending on traffic, taxi journeys from LaGuardia Airport to midtown can be just 20 minutes. The airport currently serves 26 airlines including Delta and US Airways. LGW offers comprehensive amenities and services for travelers, with free buses connecting LaGuardia's terminals and airport parking lots.
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located south of Newark on Newark Bay. It is as close to Manhattan-approximately 16 miles southwest from midtown Manhattan and is especially convenient from and to the west side of Manhattan. It is accessible from the New Jersey Turnpike Exits 13A and 14 and from U.S. Routes 1 & 9 and I-78. It is 3 miles south of Newark, New Jersey. It is quite convenient for passengers continuing on by car to the north or south (via the New Jersey Turnpike) or the west on Rt. 78. With three large terminals, service from 47 airlines, and decent access via public transportation, Newark is rapidly becoming the busiest of the thee airports. It has three runways on 2,027 acres and major cargo facilities. It has about 450,000 landings and takeoffs per year.
Newark Liberty International Airport is a major international airport with 36 international airlines. It is a favorite airport for international charter flights as well. Of course, it services destinations throughout the US and Canada as well.
There is nothing romantic about the history of Madrid's principal airport, just practicalities. In 1928 it was decided a big city needed a big airport and a piece of wasteland at Barajas, only 15 kilometres (9 miles) from central Madrid, was cleared for the job. By the beginning of the 21st century it was handling over 34 million passengers a year and, with a projected 46.6 million a year by 2010, development is already under way. A new satellite terminal is planned and two new runways, bringing the total to four. Barajas already has the longest runway in Europe and sees its future quite clearly as a major hub with worldwide connections. It has established the strongest links of any European airport with Central and South America. Madrid Airport has three terminals. Terminal 1 is for most international flights. Terminal 2 is for domestic Spanish flights plus Iberia European services to Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg and Portugal; also Air Europa flights to France, Italy and Portugal. Terminal 3 is for Iberia domestic shuttle and Iberia/Air Nostrum regional flights.
Now it is necessary to plan our airfare completely. We shall be assisted by the Internet, where it is possible to find plenty of the sites which are cooperated with known airlines. On such sites it is possible to learn a lot of useful help information, to reserve tickets for the necessary prices, to use services of systems of insurance and electronic commerce. Comfort, convenience and choice are important to us during our airfare. With innovation such as the Club World flat bed that now features Sleeper Service on selected routes, the continued rollout of Self-Service Check-in and improved control and flexibility of your travel arrangements on such sites, airlines deliver the service that matters for both business and leisure passengers. For example, we can choose British Airways, which together with its franchises and codeshare alliance carriers, flies to many destinations worldwide. The airline is also a member of the oneworld alliance, along with Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile and Qantas. Together, it offer you an extended network of destinations around the world. - 649 destinations in 139 countries. British Airways have a range of mobile services to help you with your journey. These services include copies of the timetable for your PC and PDA, wireless LAN in the British Airways' airport lounge and mobile internet with Vodafone Live. E-ticket is now the standard ticket format for British Airways, making flight ticketing more straightforward, flexible and secure. E-ticket is an electronic ticketing system that securely stores all ticket details in the computer system. Rather than being issued a conventional paper ticket, your booking and ticket details are kept securely on our system and you are given an e-ticket Receipt. e-tickets are easy to use and offer you many benefits. With an e-ticket there's no paper ticket to lose and you may check in at a Self-Service Check-in kiosk at selected airports or, if you have access to this facility, Online Check-in or at an airport check-in desk. E-tickets are safe and secure, flexible and convenient and are easy to use. The system provides detailed Passport and Visa needs and restrictions for every country in the world allowing you, at a glance, to find any entry regulations you need to adhere to. Added to this, you can also find important Tourist Board, Consular and Embassy contact addresses for each country to help ease your travel plans. From 26 June 2005, each person wishing to visit the USA must have either: a Machine Readable Passport and a Visa Waiver form (obtained at the airport on departure, a valid visa which must be obtained before travel from the US authorities. Even there is an opportunity to travel with your pets: Accompanied Pets and Unaccompanied Pets.
Near considered airports we can see branched network of hotels, parkings, restaurants, shops that will help us to familiarize with numerous sight-seen of visited countries in more details.
Hurry to use achievements of modern technologies at airfare through countries and continents ! Hurry to receive unforgettable impressions, which will recollect in your all remained life.