BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3298 times:
Are there any North American airports that have more arriving transatlantic passengers than passengers arriving from other North American destinations (measured in annual passenger volume)? Maybe SFB or PUJ?
BNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3175 times:
In terms of weekly seat capacity, Pointe-a-Pitre (PTP), has about 11,500 incoming transatlantic seats and about 9800 incoming seats from North America. The transatlantic flights are all from ORY (mostly high-density):
8 TX A330-300
14 AF 777-300 ER
7 SS 747-400
The North American flights are almost exclusively from other Caribbean islands (except for a weekly AC 319-100 from YUL). These Caribbean flights are mostly commuter aircraft (except for 17 weekly AF 320).
So, while seat capacity and actual arrivals can differ considerably, it would seem that there is a decent chance that PTP has more Tatl arrivals than North American arrivals. If not, perhaps there are other Caribbean airports that might achieve this due to very limited service from the U.S./Canada, relatively light regional service, and frequent high-density European service?