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Airports With Highest Trafic With Fewest Runways  
User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1118 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6175 times:

I was wondering...
What are the airports with the highest passenger yearly with one, two, three... runways?
What is the maximum passengers/year you can obser on a runway?

In theory: 800 passengers every minute or so 420 million per year!  Wink

Thanks

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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

For a single runway, I'm thinking SAN (18 million/year)...

[Edited 2009-11-17 18:22:32 by homer71]


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User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6150 times:

My guess for the highest pax for 1 runway would be SAN...but thats just a guess...

Just my 0.02



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15833 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6129 times:

SAN is the busiest single runway airport out there. As far as those with two runways, I would think that LHR and NRT are definitely in the team picture.


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User currently offlineElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

Actually, the honor goes to London's Gatwick.

Gatwick has two runways, however only one runway is ever used at a time. The shorter runway is only used when the longer runway is out of service, be it for construction or a plane being stuck on the runway.

So while 'officially' it has two runways, it only has one working runway. Gatwick sees double San Diego's traffic, some 35 million passengers per year.


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3024 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 1):
For a single runway, I'm thinking SAN (18 million/year)...

I always thought it was London Gatwick.
Wikipedia says that it processed 34.2m passengers in 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Gatwick_Airport

signol

Edit: Elmo beat me to it !

[Edited 2009-11-17 19:14:41 by signol]


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User currently offlineMinEng From Canada, joined Nov 2009, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6050 times:

I had always heard it was Gatwick, but I knew there are two runways, so I was confused how it was the busiest "single runway" airport. Thanks to ElmoTheHobo for explaining!

User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

How would it work for airports with multiple runways but never more then one in use due to winds or layout?

User currently offlineEwrw4co From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5913 times:

EWR has to be in top five.

Has three but uses only 2 most of the time.



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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5907 times:



Quoting Ewrw4co (Reply 8):
EWR has to be in top five.

Has three but uses only 2 most of the time.

AMS has 6 runways, but only uses 1 or 2 at a time due to wind directions and noise rules.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5792 times:



Quoting Ewrw4co (Reply 8):


Has three but uses only 2 most of the time.

They've been using 13 a lot more lately - primarily for CoCo arrivals, but still a good bit - I've been seeing Dashes consistently buzz the train station in my several trips standing on that NJ Transit platform over the past month.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5720 times:



Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 4):
Actually, the honor goes to London's Gatwick.

In Europe, after LGW, the busiest single-runway airports appear to be the following, based on 2008 passenger traffic (if Wikipedia is correct):.

London Stansted - 22.4 million
Malaga - 12.8 million
Geneva - 11.5 million
London Luton - 10.2 million
Stuttgart - 9.9 million
Alicante - 9.6 million

Until it closed in 1998, Hong Kong Kai Tak may have been the world's busest single-runway airport. It handled 29.5 million passengers in 1996. Not sure what LGW's numbers were then.


User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13549 posts, RR: 100
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5664 times:
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For two runways, the obvious winner is LHR.

For three runways, it looks to be PEK.

For Four runways, is it CDG? (Note, I'm not certain on this, as it looks like they have passed LAX.)

Oh yea, for 5 runways the winner is ATL.  Wink

What is ORD 'official runway number' now? They've decommissioned a few of the crosswind... but I'm not certain how many 'count' at ORD. In my opinion at least 5 (hence why I list ATL).

Finish the runway re-alignment so its easy to say 7 runways at ORD!  hissyfit 

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 1):
For a single runway, I'm thinking SAN (18 million/year)...



Quoting ElmoTheHobo (Reply 4):
Actually, the honor goes to London's Gatwick.

I would concur its LGW, but that is a split call as it has the 2nd physical runway...

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineAddd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5646 times:

So, it goes (for single-runway airports):

London Stansted - 22.4 million
San Diego - 18.0 million
Malaga - 12.8 million
Geneva - 11.5 million
London Luton - 10.2 million
Stuttgart - 9.9 million
Alicante - 9.6 million

Any other? In North America, perhaps?

[Edited 2009-11-17 20:14:06 by addd]

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5502 times:



Quoting Addd (Reply 13):

San Diego - 18.0 million

In SAN's defense, it is the busiest single-runway airport in the US!  Smile



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5484 times:
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Ok, so which airport would have the least traffic with the most runways?  eyebrow 

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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2908 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Now now, the number of runways in and of itself can be a bit misleading. Both LAX and SFO have four runways capable of supporting modern jets, but LAX's layout is much more favorable to simultaneous use than that of SFO  Wink


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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3555 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5419 times:
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I do not have any figures but pre 9/11 DCA was a very busy airport with what amounts to 1 real runway and one short.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5406 times:

For a small runway LCY must top the list.


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15833 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5353 times:



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 15):
Ok, so which airport would have the least traffic with the most runways?

EDW could technically have an infinite number of runways, and therefore would win.



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5333 times:



Quoting KL911 (Reply 9):

AMS has 6 runways, but only uses 1 or 2 at a time due to wind directions and noise rules.

Actually, apart from severe weather there are always 2 in operation, and mostly 3 in a 2+1 config (either 2 landing or departing runways, depending on traffic). There is a possibility for 2+2, but this has been shelved by the recent Alders Agreement between airports, airlines, government, local residents, etc etc.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26005 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Is ATL the world's only airport with 5 parallel runways?

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5292 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 21):
Is ATL the world's only airport with 5 parallel runways?

No, DFW has that as well (plus an additional pair of diagonal runways)



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

DOH is pretty busy 24/7 with 14-15 million per year on its single runway!


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5225 times:

Lets not leave out LGA. Annually there is alot of people on and off
those two runways.
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25 Readytotaxi : Which airport can claim the most runways, used or not?
26 BMI727 : Edwards AFB has 3 normal runways, and 15 designated runways on two lakebeds for a total of 18. I suppose technically they would have an infinite numb
27 Readytotaxi : Thank you. Now to be picky, can we call an air force base an airport?
28 PITingres : Well, ORD and DFW both have 7, and I can't think of any airport with scheduled commercial passenger service with more. There are a bunch with 6.
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