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Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights  
User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7327 posts, RR: 57
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

Which large global airport has the largest proportion of widebodies as a % of total movements?

Can we keep this discussion to airports over 10m pax annually?


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User currently offlineMistaP From Denmark, joined Jul 2013, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4909 times:

My guess is DXB - the main airline at the airport,Emirates, is an all widebody airline.

/MistaP


User currently offlinetwa@fra From China, joined Nov 2000, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB

User currently offlineAS737MAX From United States of America, joined Mar 2013, 329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

And MistaP beat me to it, it has to be DXB


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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7327 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

Quoting MistaP (Reply 1):
Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB

Two of us here had narrowed this list down to

Haneda, Kansai, Hong Kong and Dubai.

[Edited 2013-08-13 22:29:29]


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User currently offlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4846 times:

DXB in my opinion, and HKG, NRT.

[Edited 2013-08-13 22:19:48]


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User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1598 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4487 times:

Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
Mark



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User currently offlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1164 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

No doubt it is DXB , in addition to EK operations there all international carriers send wide bodies and regional carriers such as QR, GF send wide bodies too several times a day.

User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 846 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4438 times:

A quick search shows its probably HKG, DXB & NRT as stated.

Movements for 2012 were 352k, 344k & 212k respectively.

While Narita loses out on night freighter movements % wise it's probably up there, as you don't see many narrow bodies taxiing around.

LCCs probably drag HKG down somewhat these days not sure what DXB is like.

[Edited 2013-08-14 00:25:03]


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7982 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4246 times:

Quoting twa@fra (Reply 2):
Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB

Just about to throw NRT into the hat but remember HND has a boatload of widebody domestics daily.



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User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 846 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 9):
HND has a boatload of widebody domestics daily

True however, it has a lot of narrow bodies dragging its % down. And now that I think about it quite a few Jetstar A320s can be seen at NRT, I think someone will have to find out how many of the movements are actual wide bodies to get the final answer.

Anyone?



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User currently offlinedavidho1985 From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2012, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

Quoting CCA (Reply 8):
LCCs probably drag HKG down somewhat these days not sure what DXB is like.

And many flights to CHINA are NB too.


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5239 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3603 times:

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):


Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
Mark

LMAO. Good catch!



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User currently offlineDexSwart From Australia, joined Aug 2012, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

MRU has mostly wide body flights.
Although there are some narrow body services.

I think Easter Island is the one, though.



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19262 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 12):
Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):


Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
Mark

LMAO. Good catch!

Haha! Alas, not in keeping with the thread-starter's requirements:

Quoting BestWestern (Thread starter):
Can we keep this discussion to airports over 10m pax annually?



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7743 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

A possibly published number that could determine the airport with the greatest percentage of wide-body flights is the number of seats per air transport movement.

This figure for LHR - no, I am not suggesting it has the highest number of seats per flight - is, according to the LHR slot coordinator's Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) web site, 209.2 seats per Air Traffic Movement (ATM) for the current summer season.

Are similar data available for the likes of DXB, NRT, HKG and other contenders?

To set the scene here are numbers for all the airports where ACL is the slot coordinator:

LHR: 209 seats per ATM
STN: 180 seats per ATM
LGW: 174 seats per ATM
LTN: 173 seats per ATM
MAN: 166 seats per ATM
DUB: 160 seats per ATM
WAW: 95 seats per ATM
LCY: 75 seats per ATM

This list illustrates a note of caution in using this data for this purpose. It is expected that FR will operate 64.9 per cent of all flights at STN this summer. So the STN figure primarily reflects the configuration of their 738s. Similarly STN is the base for the three BA World Cargo 748Fs that are wide-bodied aircraft but with zero seats.

Despite this I believe that the same data for the likely candidate airports would likely be more accurate than an intelligent guess.


User currently onlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8670 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3109 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Thread starter):
Which large global airport has the largest proportion of widebodies as a % of total movements?

My vote is for NRT. No way it is DXB. DXB has its own LCC based there (Flydubai), and a lot of airlines from the region operate NB aircraft to DXB. Just do a photo search on this site for an example. This was on the first page alone: Bahrain Air, Air India, MEA, Yemenia, Aeroflot, GulfAir, IndiGo, Jazeera, Air Blue, Saudi, Royal Jordania, Qatar, Ethiopian, etc I'm sure there are more.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20377 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):
Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
Mark

Yes, but not over 10M pax annually.  


User currently offlineUA787DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2610 times:

DXB and HKG do recieve the LCCs and regional carriers some. For that reason my money is on some of the Japanese 767/747 airports. Maybe KIX but 3K, GK, MM, and NU, XM, amd JC hurt it. Probably one of the Tokyo ones.

Here's a thought...MEM because of FX?


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2499 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Quoting UA787DEN (Reply 18):
Here's a thought...MEM because of FX?

I was thinking the same thing, but they do have a lot of 757s, Caravans, and ATRs flying in and out as well.

SDF may have the upper hand in this scenario.



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User currently offlinedtwlax From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 821 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
No doubt it is DXB , in addition to EK operations there all international carriers send wide bodies and regional carriers such as QR, GF send wide bodies too several times a day.

Incorrect.
Not all international airlines send wide bodies to DXB. Most of the Indian carriers send quite a few narrow bodies to DXB.


User currently offlinesierra3tango From Bahrain, joined Mar 2013, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 20):
Incorrect.
Not all international airlines send wide bodies to DXB. Most of the Indian carriers send quite a few narrow bodies to DXB.

Agreed, of the GCC carriers QR/GF/KU etc do send WB their predominant offering is NB. Plus there are an increasing number of LCC carriers from other GCC nations operating NB, as well as sub continent carriers which are mostly NB.


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