MPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4181 times:
What about LA, or does that not count cause of all the other cities the airports are in. LA has to be up there, like 4 maybe 5. Perhaps I am just thinking of the many airports in that region. I can only think of two for sure LAX, ONT but I don't know about the others.
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RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9350 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4161 times:
I think you should clarify international airport. There are many international airports with customs/immigration facilities, but no commercial flights. Lots of small airports handle international GA traffic.
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Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23856 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1): Are we talking "within the city limits"? Or metropolitan areas?
In either case, I think London wins - I cannot think of any other locations on the planet with five international airports with commercial service.
I assume you are only referring to airports with international service which obviously makes virtually all airports in Europe international airports. The Los Angeles area also has five airports with scheduled service (LAX/BUR/LGB/SNA/ONT) but not all have international service due to the different geography of the U.S. vs. Europe. But many flights from the secondary airports serving the Los Angeles area are much longer than typical flights from LTN/STN/LCY.
The New York area also has at least 5 airports with scheduled service (JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/SWF).
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4079 times:
Do HPN, SWF, and ISP have international arrival facilities? If so, then they can be counted as international airports. If not, they are simply in the metro area.
LGB, SNA, and BUR do not have international facilities. AS was going to do an SNA-YVR route, but it was cancelled, even with American pre-clearance at YVR.
Second runner up would probably be Moscow, Russia - Sheremetyevo (SVO), Domededovo (DME), Vnukovo (VKO), and Bykovo (BKA). Someone familiar with Russia could probably tell us if VKO and BKA have scheduled international service.
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SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 3990 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4054 times:
Quoting CO777ER (Reply 10): SNA is not an international airport. No customs office that that field.
I don't think BUR has an FIS desk either. ONT does, PSP also, does LGB? But again airports such as SNA, BUR only serve airports across a U.S. border with a pre-clearence FIS facility such as YVR, YYC, YEG etc...
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Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3969 times:
For Paris,if I count the Ryanair way....
And for a few month, we even had POX (Pontoise) (with a short lived operation by a British low cost)
That's just the "majors". Otherwise, I should add TNF (Toussus le Noble)
(If I do it the normal way, I just consider CDG, ORY and LBG)
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Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3217 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3875 times:
An interesting topic. VKO does have international service with Rossiya flying to LHR among other places - there may well be some CIS routes there too. LBG, although an international airport, does not have scheduled passenger services (it does have cargo though).
London certainly takes the cake here, I would think, especially given how busy its many international airports are.