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User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20662 times:
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(I was just asked by a colleague) How many airports have four or more runways?

Here's what I could think of so far:
ATL, BOS, CDG, CLT, CVG, DEN, DFW, DTW, FRA, HND, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAS, LAX, MAD, MCO, MEM, MIA, MSP, ORD, PHL, SFO, YYZ

Thanks for further input!


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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20644 times:

AMS ( 6 runways)

FRA btw has only 3 at the moment.


User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20616 times:
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Of course, how could I forget AMS. FRA's 4th runway opening is imminent (and that was the trigger why I was asked).

MDW is another one.



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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 20609 times:

MDW (5)


OAK (4)


YVR (4)


The first ones coming to my mind...



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20577 times:

FRA has 5 runways. 07L, 07R, 18, 25L and 25R.
It used to have a 6th, RWY26, which was within 25L but displaced from the threshold in order to allow more staggered parallel approaches with 25R.


User currently offlinejetboy757 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20571 times:

HNL
4 runways 2 sealanes.


User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20544 times:
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Well, no. 4 in YVR is really small   But thanks anyways!

another one: HNL



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User currently offline777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2502 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20534 times:

Chance are, this list will get out of hand pretty quickly. Heck, even BWI has 4 runways:

http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KBWI/map

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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20500 times:

Quoting ThrottleHold (Reply 4):
FRA has 5 runways. 07L, 07R, 18, 25L and 25R.

Clearly for the purposes of the thread 07L = 25R and 07R = 25L - otherwise the "4 runway" list would be huge and not particularly interesting...


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5147 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 20358 times:

Quoting ThrottleHold (Reply 4):
FRA has 5 runways. 07L, 07R, 18, 25L and 25R.
It used to have a 6th, RWY26, which was within 25L but displaced from the threshold in order to allow more staggered parallel approaches with 25R.

LOL, then AMS has 12 runways.....  
Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 8):
Clearly for the purposes of the thread 07L = 25R and 07R = 25L - otherwise the "4 runway" list would be huge and not particularly interesting...

Indeed.


User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20206 times:

FCO:
07/25
16R/34L
16L/34R
16C/34C

and

CTS
01R/19L
01L/19R
18R/36L
18L/36R

[Edited 2011-05-19 05:15:15]


Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20163 times:
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Quoting 777klm (Reply 10):
07/25
16R/34L
16L/34R
16L/34R


Do two runways really have the same designation? In fact, the google map looks confusing when it comes to these two runways.



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User currently offline777klm From China, joined Apr 2005, 530 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20135 times:

Quoting Fly-K (Reply 11):
Do two runways really have the same designation? In fact, the google map looks confusing when it comes to these two runways.

My mistake, see edited post



Next flight: AMS-PEK
User currently offlineusscvr From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20099 times:

BNA also has 4

20L/2R
20R/2L
20C/2C
13/31

And I believe SLC has 4 as well.


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 20046 times:

In many cases 4 runways is really just 2 ARR/DEP pairs.


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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2453 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19997 times:

Quoting usscvr (Reply 13):
And I believe SLC has 4 as well.

Yep, SLC:

32/14
34L/16R
34R/16L
35/17



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3154 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19974 times:
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More and more are added   Thanks!

PIT is another one.



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User currently offlinepitingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19902 times:

PIT has 4 as well: 10-28 R, C, L and 14-32. Yes, SLC has 4. MKE has 5.


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User currently offlinepitingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1145 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19814 times:

Here are some more with 4 runways: STL; BZG; ISP (that one surprised me); and YIP.

Three of the BZG runways are grass, but you didn't specify hard-surface!  Smile

[Edited 2011-05-19 06:12:33]


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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7547 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19811 times:

GFK has 5 runways, 3 North South and 2 east west. Though the "Center" runway is used for Helicopters, so in reality actual runways that most planes can land on is 4.


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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2453 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19801 times:

Probably the Grand Daddy of them all KEDW (Edwards AFB) with 16 runways, 3 are paved- the other 13 are marked in the dry lake beds.

Paved:
1) 4L/22R
2) 4R/22L
3) 6/24 (south base)

Marked in dry lake beds:
2/20
5L/23R
5R/23L
6/24 (north base)
7/25
9/27
11/29
12/30
15/33
17/35
18L/36R
18C/36C
18R/36L



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlinevoltage From United States of America, joined May 2007, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19738 times:

DTW has 6:
3R/21L
3L/21R
4R/22L
4L/22R
9R/27L
9L/27R


User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1581 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19495 times:

Orlando Sanford
9L/27R
9R/27L
18/36
9C/27C


Mark



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19464 times:

CDG has 4 runways :

26R / 08L

26L / 08R

27L / 09R

27R / 09L

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Charlesdegaulleairportaerial.jpg/800px-Charlesdegaulleairportaerial.jpg


User currently offline727tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19415 times:

HOU has 4:

4/22
12L/30R
12R/30L
17/35

ABQ (for now, as shown on the 5/5/11 FAA chart) has 4:

3/21
8/26
12/30
17/35


25 mrskyguy : While not the largest, the most *interesting* would be the Nellis MOA within the vast vast Nevada Test and Training Range, aka Area 51, aka Dreamland,
26 rlwynn : Why are some of you guys counting one runway as two? I think it is pretty clear what the intent of the question was.
27 HiJazzey : A more interesting question would be how many can have 4 active runways simultaniously?
28 mrskyguy : LAX used to, but that changed shortly after the US Air/SkyWest crash.
29 be77 : YYC - the 4th runway is now under construction YAX (Tofino) although not a major airport has 3 runways plus the water runwy, although I dont know how
30 Post contains images B777LRF : LHR
31 AADC10 : Perhaps you should limit the list to four operating commercial runways. Airports like OAK have four runways but commercial flights can only use one. I
32 InnocuousFox : Without me going back through all the posts above, which ones did you object to in particular?
33 InnocuousFox : Huh? I have seen them use 4x plenty of times -- in fact, most of the time. Typical 2x2 pattern of dropping them on the outers and shooting them off t
34 rwy04lga : ATL can use 5 simultaneously
35 apodino : Doesn't LGB have five?
36 whorsefield : MCO does daily
37 ScottB : IAH can have five active runways simultaneously, with departures off 15L/R and arrivals on 27/26L/26R
38 jman40 : I believe DEN can use all six simultaneously -- landing 35s, landing 16s, takeoffs 8 and 25.[Edited 2011-05-19 13:53:28]
39 aklrno : Doesn't LAX use all four now? 24L and 25R usually for takeoff, 24R and 25L usually for landing? It seems to be that way everytime I fly there. I thin
40 Post contains links and images B6JFKH81 : Actually, the diagram that LGB has posted on their own website indicates 5 runways which I never knew before!
41 comorin : So is DEN the grandaddy of them all? World's largest # of non-intersecting, simultaneous runways?
42 InnocuousFox : Actually, they don't usually use them in that config. North flow and south at the same time? The best bet there is always starting or ending closest
43 COS777 : The master plan for DEN actually has 12 runways planned out, all non-intersecting (8 north/south and 4 east/west). Too bad the limiting factor is the
44 Post contains links COS777 : Actually they can do the converging ops. I don't think it happens real often because the wind has to be right and VFR, but they can do it. Look for "
45 Mauriceb : There is a high propability that AMS will receive its 7th runway in the forseable futher, parallel to rwy 06/24, but it will take some while as it req
46 jman40 : Indeed, the first time I saw that happening I had to do a double take. But I watched it for some time, and yep! North and south landings at the same
47 goblin211 : Did anyone mention ZRH? I'm preeeeeety sure they have 4 but it might be three. i'm leaning toward four.
48 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : Lean towards three LOL:
49 c5load : How about HNL and BWI? HNL has (or at least when I was there) 8/26 L/R, 4/22 L/R, plus water. BWI has 28/10, 33L/15R, 33R/15L, and 4/22
50 qualitydr : Dallas-Ft. Worth (KDFW) has 7 non-intersecting runways, five of them basically N-S parallel. I listen to their ATC regularly online, I've heard six in
51 travelin man : Yes, whomever said LAX does not use all four active runways simultaneously is very mistaken.
52 InnocuousFox : Mostly, they would limit it to 6 because of the proximity of 17L/35R and 13L/31R. In a north flow, you could land on both of them, but the taxi from
53 Post contains links pilotgt : KPDK, http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPDK 2L/20R 2R/20L 16/34 9/27
54 IL96M : The new Beijing Daxing airport is being planned for 8 runways from 2016.
55 comorin : Good thread! I looked up DEN and noted the 'pinwheel' runway arrangement - is that innovative or what!
56 just7four7 : To keep things simple, here what it is, for Europe. 4 or more active RWs in Europe: CDG MAD AMS (FRA) 3 RWs in Europe: ZUR Rome FCO Copenhagen CPH Hel
57 AA777223 : DFW would only have 2 instead of 7 then haha! Indeed, that is the macdaddy. Lots of runways that don't touch. It's big. DFW and DEN have that in comm
58 NASCARAirforce : HEre is one no one named: Cecil Field in Jacksonville FL KVQQ 9R/27L 9L/27R 18L/36R 18R/36L Did anyone mention MKE? They have 5. DTW can operate their
59 F9Fan : They could lengthen the trains by one car with no problems in the current configuration. The stations can also easily be expanded by adding more door
60 Post contains images A330NZ : GIS has 1 Asphalt and 3 grass runways, HLZ has 2 Asphalt and 2 grass runways, IVC has 1 Asphalt and 3 grass runways, MRO has 1 Asphalt and 3 grass run
61 ericaasen : Out of curiousity which one does the shuttle use?
62 MASTYC : Will Rogers in OKC has 4.
63 MCOflyer : Memphis has four runways. Surprised this has not been mentioned. KH
64 Post contains images ouboy79 : Was going to post this. The 4th runway - 18/36 - doesn't see much use and is doubled as a taxiway some days.
65 OOSLC : Kinda like SLC, I hardly see anything land on 14/32. It's mainly used as a taxiway for when all 3 runways are in used by commercial.
66 Post contains links rwessel : The Shuttle has landed on at least eight different runways at Edwards: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_space_shuttle_landing_runways
67 SLCPilot : I've heard 32 has been used by a DC-9 and FedEx at one point, both unintentional and seat pinching..... Somebody beat me to OKC, I've actually used 1
68 BuyantUkhaa : BCN has three, and there have to be more I'm sure...
69 Post contains images FlySSC : The 4 Rwy at CDG are active simultaniously : 26R / 08L & 27L / 09R are the longest and used for take off 26L / 08R & 27R / 09L are used for l
70 BuyantUkhaa : Well...
71 777fan : Question is: do they really need additional runways? Save for the occasional situation where weather renders only one or two runways usable, it seems
72 ouboy79 : They did...in the 2nd post of this thread. LOL
73 Trucker : There's a few others been mentioned besides those in New Zealand. Why would an airport with an asphalt runway or 2 keep and maintain grass runways? S
74 InnocuousFox : Since it's pretty obvious that the O&D wouldn't necessitate the expansion, that means that most of those people would be connecting. And, given a
75 A330NZ : These runways are maintained by aeroclubs, but are on the airport premesis. I don't think there is a charge to use the grass runways, and therefore,
76 mrskyguy : LAX used to use all four for arrivals and departures, but now only uses the outers for arrivals and inners for departures (with some exceptions due t
77 qualitydr : IFox, that's rather what I thought too, but my "knowledge" is only as a frequent traveler through KDFW, not as somebody with specific airport ops kno
78 mmedford : Now I'm confused here...some of you are listing physical strips eg (4/22) as 1 runway...and some are listing 4 and 22 as it's own separate runways (2)
79 InnocuousFox : I glanced through the thread earlier when someone else mentioned this and didn't see who was doing that. Perhaps you should have quoted someone? You
80 Semaex : FRA, as mentioned, will have 4 from September on: Landing only 07R/25L Takeoff only 18 TO&L 07C/25C TO&L 07L/25R I'm surprised nobody has men
81 YVRLTN : Hmm, YVR doesnt belong in this list unless you include the river, as 26A is never ever used as a runway, just as a taxiway from the south side when 0
82 InnocuousFox : Idle thought... why is this topic in "Travel, Polls, Preferences?" Would Civil... or Tech/Ops be a better place for it? Seems kinda odd.
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