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2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?  
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Is your hometown airport ready for the A380? Mine (PIT) isn't, and will not Crying

In the case that you have more than one airport, state both.


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User currently offlineRCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4396 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

My airport, BOG, will be ready by 2025 when the master plan is finished....  Sad
Though its not that we have the traffic right now to sustain an A380....

This should be in polls and prefs.


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6789 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

Perhaps a better question would be.. "Will your Airport be Diversion Ready?"..

That question, I think PIT probably already is.. as is RDU and most US medium and large airports.. very few US airports have to worry if they are 380 capable..



Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

According to Airbus's list of A380-Ready airports, PIT isn't on it, but we did get A330-300's, and once got a JAL 747-400, as well as BA 741's...


Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2230 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3789 times:
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User currently offlineKeno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

From Malaysian News Agency http://www.bernama.com

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, operator of 39 airports throughout Malaysia, is in advanced stage of talks with the government for the restructuring of RM856 million owed as concession payment, said its managing director Datuk Bashir Ahmad.

Also included in the financial restructuring exercise are the construction of a second satellite building (Satellite B) at KLIA, a terminal for low cost carriers (LCCs) and upgrading of KLIA for the operation of Airbus A380 aircraft, all planned for 2005, said Bashir.

Satellite B, planned to handle an additional 10 million passengers, would have similar floor areas with the existing Satellite A at 150,000 sq. metres. "It should be operational by 2008. We are in discussion with the government on this," he said.




Malaysia Airlines will receive their first of six A380's in 2007. I highly doubt it that any foreign airline will be flying to KUL with an A380 anytime soon.


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4589 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

We are getting a brand new airport in 2008 (IND). The runways, taxiways, tarmacs, etc will be able to support the A380. But in the tradition of Indianapolis our fine city will make sure we have no chance of moving up the rankings by building a single A380 gate. Billion dollar facility and not a single A380 gate. Welcome to IND. Please set your clock back 25 years.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3713 times:

If we ever get a 380 in the IOM, it will never leave!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin

Andy



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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

Of course! Cause the airline based at my home airport has placed the largest order for the A380s (around 44-45).
EK@DXB

Rgds, Olly


User currently offlineScanorama From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3636 times:

My home airport - SYD, should be ready for A380 next year. Meanwhile MEL is now A380 ready.

[Edited 2005-01-22 14:51:48]

User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 3590 times:

Interesting article in this past Wednesdays' Detroit Free Press....

Detroit Metro does not plan on seeing any scheduled service from the A380, but may make some changes to handle a possible diversion from O'Hare....

http://www.freep.com/money/business/airbus19e_20050119.htm



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3567 times:

Mumbai International Airport.
Theoritically Yes
Practically NO
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3447 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

MIA probably should, considering the fact that we might get A380s from AF, LH, and VS. The airport that's a bit closer to me, OPF, can handle 747s, but I'm not too sure as to an A380.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3518 times:

ANC is ready for those FedEx and UPS A380Fs . . .

User currently offlineDullesguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

I can't find dates anywhere of when A380 is "projected" to be in service..does anyone have any rough estimates?


Stephen



"..the joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10
User currently offlineZweed From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

I have absolutely no idea if AMS is ready for the 380 or when/if it will be

User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Not for 2006 (or 2007 or 2008 or ...). CLE probably will never see the A380. But 6R/24L is supposed to be eventually lengthened to 11250'x150' (from 8999x150) to accommodate long range service by CO with no firm date for construction to begin (although we can't even maintain year round 757 service to LGW, so long range CO service is an unlikely occurrence). Maybe they'll do some more infastructure improvements at the same time. Certainly an emergency diversion or cargo service is not out of the question, but not for a while. Personally, I think making improvements specifically for the A380 at CLE would be a waste of money, not to mention political capital.


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User currently offlineCayman From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Anyone in Canada know if YYZ will be 380 capable--particulalry given that they are already in process of rebuilding the terminal?

Cheers


User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8478 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Since I live in TUL there is no chance - unless AA gets a maintenance contract. That means no chance.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

I don't know if the renovations currently underway at MEX include making it A380-ready. Hopefully someone from Mexico can shed some light.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

My airport (MUC) is already certified  Smile

SailorOrion


User currently offlineAM773 From Mexico, joined Dec 2004, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

I was going to ask the same Eddie... I think that when the works get finished, MEX will be able to sustain A380 operations... And there's enough traffic for an A380 in some routes (MEX-CDG/FRA/MAD)

Cheers

AM773


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Exactly Luis; I would be very surprised if MEX is not one of the LH and AF destinations served with the A380.

I will call you soon. I have a terrible and persistent cold that is keeping me at home this weekend.



Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

My home airport DEN is completely ready. DEN can handle the A380 on any one of its 6 runways but has a new 16,000ft long and 200ft wide runway that will allow the A380 to take off full in the middle of summer without any problems or even disruptions to any other runways or taxiways. DEN has a very spread out open airfield and unique concourse design that will allow superjumbos to arrive and depart without disrupting the movements of other aircraft, this is something that I do not think you will not find at any other airport at this time. At other airports when at A380 is taxing other movements will have to stop due to the large wing span.
Now I know that A380's are not expected in DEN anytime in the near future but I have hope that DEN will be used as a sort of A380 hub. It has been talked about that since the airports in the US that would receive A380 service are not going to be A380 friendly it would be nice to have a place like DEN that would receive the A380's and then pax would catch a connecting flight to their final destination. Now for this to work effectively the US would have to have open skies agreements letting airlines originate flights from this
"A380 hub" to a few larger cities like NY and the California area. The other way that could work is through alliance partners. I know that I didn't explain myself as well as I would like but I hope you can get the picture, I will try to find a link to the article that I read about this they do a better job of painting the picture of how this would work. Anyways I think that it would be a great idea and that DEN would be the best place for this A380 hub considering its 4 hours to any major city in the US and plenty large enough to handle multiple flights per day.
Just my thoughts, tell me what you think about this idea..



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

IAD-80% chance not. No airlines are planning to fly the A380 anywhere near DC-unless virgin or air france decided to replace the 777s and a340s on their routes. Airbus is working with several airports with the a380,and IAD is one of them. Im sure it will fly in there someday,but not in 2006.


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