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Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Let me rephrase:

What's the most isolated, middle of nowhere, small city airport you have been to with mainline jet service?

I suppose Bangor Maine ranks up there for me, as I used to fly UA and DL in there. DOn't get me wrong, I understand that BGR is an important airport for Maine, but it's pretty isolated up there.

Let's see, others would be:

Helena, MT (mainline DL until a few years ago)
Eugene, OR (UA, until a few years ago)


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

theres always Whitehorse, Yukon... We have a good sized population (about 23,000) but its a good few hours down the highway to the nearest place with more than 50 people.



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User currently offlineAFROTC From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3653 times:

First would be stapleton before it closed, second would be KPIT during non peak hours


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User currently offlineChock2throttle From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

EKO Elko NV. Still gets service from SkyWest to RNO and SLC. The RNO portion is soon to be gone. Also a charter company "casino express" operates some strange routes.

User currently offlineCOFreqFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Midland/Odessa (KMAF), Lubbock (KLBB), Amarillo (KAMA) all are way out in the middle of nowhere.


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User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 339 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

SNN (Shannon, Ireland) Just a couple of planes their every day and the airport is huge. I guess its because planes don't have to refuel there anymore.

User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

I transited through MEM a few years back and it seemed like our flight was the only one that landed at that time. Other than a few airline employees and a couple of janitors taking out the trash, one else was really around. It was late at night however.

Also, on the international front, I landed in a small airport in southern Philippines called Zamboanga Airport and since the airport only served a few flights a day, once again, almost no one was present when we landed. There were a few porters and airport empoyees helping out with luggage. I can see the place being extremely deserted most of the day.



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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

I wish I could go to this place someday...

...but the most isolated jetport in the world is the most isolated piece of land in the world - Easter Island.

This tiny speck of land in the middle of nowhere receives 763 service twice a week along SCL-IPC-PPT route served by LAN.


User currently onlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3583 times:

Rotorua in New Zealand, I went there on a NZ 737-200

User currently offlinePNEPilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3580 times:

Terminal D at KPHL, 5am one stormy Saturday morning in December at the insistance my wife who was totally adamant that because we were on an international flight (PHL-JFK-LHR) we needed to check in two hours before our hopper to JFK departed  Yawn

User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

Dinard, France (DNR?) on Ryanair. The tower controller came down and rolled the airstairs to the plane. The immigration lady also unloaded the bags and put them on the single conveyer. Same going back again.

Geoff M.


User currently offlineDcrusafon From Spain, joined Apr 2004, 333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

Mildford Sound Airport (MFN) in New Zealand with a Britten Norman...

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El Calafate in Argentina last year flying from USH with a 732 of American Falcon.

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Spitsbergen Airport, Svalbard. 2 flights a day during the summer, 4 a week during winter. The terminal consists of a converted hangar.



User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Iquitos Peru, Faucett 737

Iquitos is actually a good-sized city but it is isolated in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon, Andes to the left and 2,000 miles of jungle to the right. No way out but b air, or a looong river cruise down the Amazon. There is nothing but beautiful jungle for miles around. Hope it is still like that.



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User currently offlineFlyingKangaroo From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

Don't know if this counts, but last weekend i was in Udaipore in India. Flew down from DEL on a 9W ATR-72, but there was an Alliance Air 737-200 holding short when we landed, so it does get jet service.

flyingKangaroo



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

Aw, I was going to say Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen) airport on Svalbard, but I see someone has already beaten me to it! Using that airport was quite an experience (as was visiting Svalbard) - as JGPH1A has already said, it's a just a converted hangar, but gets crowded when a flight is about to depart - total chaos!


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Not out of the way, but Nimes (France) was one of those places that got the flight from Paris in the morning and the flight from Paris in the evening and that was it. I once took a Mercure from Nimes to Orly. My parents who dropped me off had the entertainment of seeing a passenger who arrived on the morning flight get back to his car and find it on its hubs because someone had pinched the wheels.


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User currently offlineLono From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1335 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

SCC/PUO, BRW, OTZ, OME, DLG, BET, ADQ, CDV, YAK, PSG, JNU, WRG, KTN all have no roads in or out and are very remote ... AS serves many very small communities with daily jet service.... spendy spendy spendy $$$

YXY is very remote... but you can drive there!!! but yes it is out in the middle of the Yukon!!!



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User currently offlineBAe146TOM From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 228 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Frankfurt-Hahn supposedly near to Frankfurt Big grin! Ha could of made me laugh took me 8 hours to get to my destination where as it would have normally took 3! Wow!

bAe146TOM


User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 851 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

MLB has got to be THE most deserted airport I've ever flown into...DL is the only airline to offer mainline there - and I know they have a few more new services now (COEx, I think) - but DL was the only game in town when I flew through there to ATL.

I flew into FLL from ATL via MIA on a 763 and besides all of the people on my flight, we were the only people in the airport when we got in near 2am. The place was deserted.

The smallest airports I've ever flown to would have to be BIL, CAK, MHT and MSO - each time I flew in mainline - all times on DL - we were the only airplane on the ground, except for in MHT. It was still very quiet there, too.

I also flew out of JAX once at 5am and got to the airport around 3:30am and was bored stiff, as nothing was open and there was jack to do.

[Edited 2004-10-04 12:02:57]

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