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Airports With Highest Trafic With Fewest Runways  
User currently offlineA380900 From France, joined Dec 2003, 1091 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5878 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, 2239 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5860 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, 1022 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5853 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 offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15440 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5832 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, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5801 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, 2984 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5801 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 (4 years 5 months 14 hours ago) and read 5753 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 Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

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


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User currently offlineEwrw4co From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 5616 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 Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 5610 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.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8867 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 5495 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, 24061 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 5423 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, 12404 posts, RR: 100
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 5367 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...

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User currently offlineAddd From United States of America, joined May 2007, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 5349 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, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 5205 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, 8955 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 5187 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, 2797 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 5161 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, 3238 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 5122 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, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

For a small runway LCY must top the list.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15440 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5056 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, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5036 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, 24061 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5006 times:

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

User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4650 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4995 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, 1727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4986 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: 24
Reply 24, posted (4 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4928 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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