DariusBieber From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 168 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8874 times:
I believe there was a recent topic about the largest city without a designated Hub, which I think is SAT in the United States, but I wanted to know what smaller cities there are that have a lot of movement? Such as EWR, whereas Newark only has a population of 275,000. (But, of course, it serves a VERY busy metropolitan area), and also FRA only has a population of 650,000 but it is the Third Busiest airport in Europe.
So, what smaller cities are out there that have a large amount of Aircraft Movement?
PITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2877 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8734 times:
Such a conversation is pointless if we are only talking about the city limits and not the metro area. Pittsburgh is a very small city geographically, but surrounded by hundreds of municipalities. Jacksonville is one big municipality.
In that regards St. Louis is bigger than San Antonio as far as airports without a hub.
For the smallest "city" with a lot of movements, my vote goes to Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Memphis.
Cospn From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1550 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8460 times:
Guam is about 160,000 With an AFB and a Busy International Airport hosting all aircraft types but the A380..B727F,737,747,757,767,777 and A300,320,330,340,S360,ATR 72, and UAM (Andersen AFB) B1,2,52,KC10,135..5C5,17,130,747F
Side note Guam (Andersen) was one of the stops on the world record flight by the AirFrance Concorde JFK to JFK round the world flight with pax...
I guess that record will stand forever...who would have thought at the time..
HotelDJRomeo From Canada, joined Dec 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8302 times:
Along the same line as ATL, the busiest airport in Canada - YYZ - is technically located in Mississauga. The population of Mississauga is about 660,000.
Obviously though YYZ (like ATL) serves a much larger area than just the city it's technically located in. The greater Toronto area comfortably has 4 or 5 million (the city of Toronto proper is about 2.5 million).
Packcheer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 325 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8250 times:
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 12): And what about some parts of Tennessee? Does it pull from there as well? How far is Chattanooga from ATL?
Well I haven't looked into it, but Chattanooga is only 2 hours from Nashville, and a bit over 3 from the ATL airport. If I was flying Delta, I might drive it, if I was flying any other airline and I lived in Chatanooga I would drive to Nashville I guess.
Directorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1626 posts, RR: 11 Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7275 times:
Was just mentioning to someone how Sharm el Sheikh has a population of maybe 50,000 (35k according to wiki) but handled 7.8mil pax last year. Oh, and it's not anyone's hub-just a really big spoke for some of the airlines operating there. It's all tourism-driven, obviously.
Hurghada is more or less the same story.
Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2804 posts, RR: 10 Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7021 times:
No clue about numbers but ABZ? It is the airport for the North of Scotland and will have a large number of movements due to all the helicopter activity. It is the busiest commercial heliport in the world.
25 3ingreen: Halifax, Nova Scotia .....population almost 400,000 ( including all of the suburbs etc. ) but handled almost 3.6 million passengers last year
26 BeakerLTN: I'll trump the lot of you! Stansted Airport 22.3M passengers (2008) Stansted Mountfitchet population ~5,532 (2001) (at very last something positive in
27 Beagleboys: MLE... pop 81.647, 5.798 km² of area and an international airport with 13477 international flights + 68572 domestic flights in 2008. You can also say
28 LHRSpotter: Beat me by ten minutes to this. Even if someone is very pedantic and takes the population of nearby Bishop's Stortford it's still only 35000. And it'
29 KGAIflyer: Okay, if that's the game, Washington-Dulles isn't even in a city. It straddles two Virginia county lines -- Fairfax and Loudoun -- and the borders of
30 Glom: What happened the rest of the 24th passenger?
31 Ferroviarius: Oslo, the capital of Norway, has approx. 590000 inhabitants. OSL had 19 344 459 travellers in 2008 (sources for the numbers: no.wikipedia.org) Best, J
32 KGAIflyer: Point taken. I have edited the post to match what the IAD web site reports.
33 DariusBieber: I have also found out that FAI is the smallest city in the US (35,000) that has Non-Stop service to Europe. In the summer, DE flies weekly service to
34 Cmk10: If we want to get technical, RDU is located in the town of Morrisville, NC (population: 13,000) but the airport had 9.6 Million passengers last year.
35 787KQ: This topic is out of control starting with the premise that the city limits in some way will determine the airport traffic. How is Frankfurt a small c
36 Ramprat74: I think XNA with over 1 million passengers a year going through the airport should be mentioned.
37 SASDC8: OSL has to be up there But the winner has to be: Cheers Stein
38 JohnJ: Actually, The City of Memphis is one of the 20 largest cities in the United States with a population of 669,651. Where it falls down is in its metrop
39 TSS: Birmingham, Alabama has just under 230,000 residents (the Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area has 1,198,232 residents) yet BHM consistently moves over
40 Goomba: ATL as a city is only 537,000 people, but is the busiest airport in the world... The City of Atlanta may only be 537,000 people, but this is very misl
41 02hilliert: What about Sligo (SXL) and Donegal (CFN)? I have flown in to both of those and they certainly aren't hubs.
42 Rw717: The entire metropolitan population of Las Vegas, NV is less than 2 million and yet it is the 15th busiest airport in the world. This is according to W
43 Viscount724: GVA population (the entire canton which for practical purposes is like one city as it's almost all urban) is about 450,000. The overall catchment are