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What Are USAs 15 Youngest Commercial Airports?  
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4214 times:

OK, so here are some date openings that I know about:
IAH 1969
DFW 1974
ECP 2010
RSW 1983,
JAX 1967
ORD 1959
IAD 1962
Didnt St George, Utah open a new one?
Also,somewhere in Arkansas.

This list should not include places like AUS or MCO.

Heavans! Forgot DEN......1995?


So what would be the 15 youngest?


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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4186 times:

Somewhere in Northwest Arkansas, code is XNA....I think Fayettville built for folks wishing to see Wal-Mart buyers face to face and try to sell WallyWorld something.
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User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4156 times:

KOA is pretty new. 1970 I believe. Lava was probably still warm.  

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6037 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4156 times:

Quoting isitsafenow (Reply 1):
Somewhere in Northwest Arkansas, code is XNA....I think Fayettville built for folks wishing to see Wal-Mart buyers face to face and try to sell WallyWorld something.

Call it Fayetteville, and you'll get dirty looks.

Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
Didnt St George, Utah open a new one?

Yes, SGU/KDXZ. It opened January 2011. It reverts back to KSGU next January.



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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1022 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4139 times:

edit: Didn't look properly.

[Edited 2011-06-11 13:58:50]


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User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4127 times:
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Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
ORD 1959

Try 1942 http://nwchicagohistory.org/nwch_ohare.html


User currently offlinedumbell2424 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 925 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4127 times:
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Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 4):
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) can't be absent from the list! It started operations only a bit more than one year ago, on May 23, 2010.
Quoting 727LOVER (Thread starter):
ECP 2010


[Edited 2011-06-11 13:59:31]

User currently offlinejetpilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4106 times:

DIA opened in 1995. DEN closed when DIA opened.

User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6037 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4081 times:

Quoting jetpilot (Reply 7):

DIA opened in 1995. DEN closed when DIA opened.

DIA is still DEN/KDEN. The codes transferred over (much like the current SGU/DXZ thing.)



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User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2665 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4068 times:

I would guess Branson would be one of the 15 youngest... 2009 I think!!


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 4001 times:

Fort Worth Alliance opened in 1989.


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5822 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3901 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 10):
Fort Worth Alliance opened in 1989.

...but doesn't have part 121 commercial scheduled service, which was the original question.


User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

SMF 1967; wasn't Huntsville 1968? Should we say MCI opened circa 1956, or 1972?

Airline flights started at ORD circa 1955.


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11):
...but doesn't have part 121 commercial scheduled service, which was the original question.

Someone should inform FedEx that they are no longer commercial or scheduled then.



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6437 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 12):

Give me some background on MCI. Was it like AUS & MCO where the field was there way befoe commercial airline operations began?



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User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

Quoting jetpilot (Reply 7):
DIA opened in 1995. DEN closed when DIA opened.

That is so full of fail for an airline board.   



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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3723 times:

While no longer offering scheduled pax flights, when did BLV open?


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15744 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3698 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 16):
While no longer offering scheduled pax flights, when did BLV open?

That airport would be up for debate. They built a new runway some distance from the existing one for the commercial side, but it is still connected by a taxiway to the Air Force base, so it probably falls under the same category as AUS and MCO.



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

TWA opened MCI as a maintenance base (?) in the 1950s, so it can't go on the list.

Tentative list (dates may not be quite right)

SGU 2011
ECP
XNA
DEN
RSW 1983

DFW 1974
KOA 1970
IAH 1969
JAX 1968
HSV 1968

SMF 1967
JAN 1963
IAD 1962
ICT 1953
ACF 1953


User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Forgot Toledo-- it might be on the list circa 1954.

User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

BUF got a completely new terminal in 1997, replacing the old ones that had been in use since the 1920's.


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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

ATW opened on August 23, 1965, replacing the old Appleton airport near Ballard Rd.
http://www.atwairport.com/about-us/airport-history



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2866 posts, RR: 30
Reply 22, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3559 times:

From youngest to oldest:

1) SGU: Opened January 13, 2011. Replaced the old, landlocked SGU airport.

2) ECP: Opened May 23rd, 2010. Replaced PFN.

3) BKG: Opened May 11, 2009. Complemented the distant SGF airport that had previously been the nearest commercial airport to Branson.

4) XNA: Opened November 1, 1998. Replaced the commercial aviation function of FYV, which became a general aviation facility.

5) DEN: Opened February 28, 1995. Replaced the old DEN (Stapleton) airport.

6) RSW: Opened May 14, 1983. Replaced the commercial aviation function of FMY, which became a general aviation facility.

7) DFW: Opened January 13, 1974. Was intended to consolidate all commercial air service in the area in a neutral location between Dallas and Fort Worth, but WN fought to keep DAL open and...the rest is history.

After that, the history is a bit more hazy. During the 50s and 60s, virtually all existing facilities became obsolete due to the advent of jets, followed by jumbojets. Most cities managed to expand their established airports, and others (notably Chicago and Kansas City) drastically transformed sleepy suburban airfields into their primary major commercial airports. So, it seems these were the only truly greenfield site projects after the World War II era (predating the highly touted opening of DFW):

Quoting timz (Reply 18):
KOA 1970
IAH 1969
JAX 1968
HSV 1968

SMF 1967
JAN 1963
IAD 1962
ICT 1953
ACF 1953

Of course, as with the development of ORD and MCI, the conversion of former military facilities into commercial airports like AUS and MCO are also quite notable, as the cities essentially gained newer, bigger, better airports in the process.

However, there are cases like this

Quoting KBUF (Reply 20):
BUF got a completely new terminal in 1997, replacing the old ones that had been in use since the 1920's.

that just don't count. Airports like IND and RSW recently got wholly new terminals that were in such different locations from their predecessors that even all roadway access to the airport changed. However, existing runways and other support functions (hangars, etc.) were already there. New, freshly built state of the art terminals open throughout the country all the time.



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User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3495 times:

Looks like Appleton is legit-- so as of now IAD is the 15th-newest airport on the list.

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 3458 times:

Apple Valley CA was all-new in 1969-1970, and RW scheduled F27s in there in 1970, but maybe APV doesn't have scheduled flights now.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 25, posted (3 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11):
...but doesn't have part 121 commercial scheduled service, which was the original question.

Someone should inform FedEx that they are no longer commercial or scheduled then.

I believe AA737-823 and others were referring to airports that offer commercial/scheduled passenger services, not just cargo or general aviation.



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