RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4422 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7526 times:
BOG (Bogota, Eldorado International)
- Big hub operation (Avianca system)
- Nice choice of destinations and frecuency (America, Europe and a lot of domestic cities)
- Choice of carriers (several international and 5 main domestic operators)
- Improvements are being made prior to the major makeover to be finished in 2025.
- The Juan Valdez stores!
- Very old and cramped facilities for the number of pax it handles (designed to handle 6mil/year and it now handles 8mil)
- Not enough gate space for international flights, at bank times planes have to park on remote stands and passengers have to face Bogota´s cold air when arriving at night. (only 10 gates for almost 100 daily flights)
- No more space for the ticket counters (theres already spaces designed for 1 carrier being shared by 4 or 5 operators)
JUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7516 times:
Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 1): - Not enough gate space for international flights, at bank times planes have to park on remote stands and passengers have to face Bogota´s cold air when arriving at night. (only 10 gates for almost 100 daily flights)
I don't think there are more than 100 daily international flights out of BOG, now, on the international concourse there are 9 gates and in the whole airport there are 21 gates.
Still, you've summarize quite well the current situation of BOG, perhaps I'll add that BOG is the busiest cargo airport in Latin America and that is situated just 10 minutes away from downtown.
Salso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7500 times:
LJU (Ljubljana International, Slovenia)
-Small and convenient. Located 20 minutes from downtown Ljubljana by highway. Because of its small size you can pass all the pre-takeoff and after-landing procedures in a very short time.
-Cheap parking, even though a new parking garage has just been opened.
-Considering its size, it has a lot of daily flights throughout Europe with quite a range of different carriers. It has really a lot of charter flight in the summer season.
-Too small for the number of passenger it gets (around 1 million annually).
-Only a handful of bars and shops.
-The terminal is around 30 years old and does not live up to the image of a modern airport. But the construction of the new terminal is due to begin beginning 2006. It will even have jetbridges!!!
Boeing73G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7496 times:
SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport):
-Convinence: Located approx. 15 min. from Downtown Seattle, 25 min. from Bellevue
-AS's main hub- lots of nonstops
-Superb choice of domestic carriers and destinations
-New Pacific Marketplace now open, with greater choice of shops and restraunts
-You can access any concourse or sattelite through any security checkpoint
-Helpful Cell Phone Lot for picking up arriving passengers (off-site)
-Lack of nonstop international flights
-Parking is a pain: huge garage makes parking confusing and the parking is expensive
Lehovec From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7505 times:
Quoting Salso (Reply 4): -Small and convenient. Located 20 minutes from downtown Ljubljana by highway. Because of its small size you can pass all the pre-takeoff and after-landing procedures in a very short time.
Maybe it is small, but it is definitely not close to LJU city center (27 km). Many other airport in the region are closer: ZAG 17km, KLU 3km, VIE 20km, even ORY 18km... So not so close after all.
Quoting Salso (Reply 4): -Considering its size, it has a lot of daily flights throughout Europe with quite a range of different carriers. It has really a lot of charter flight in the summer season.
Can't agree on this one either. ZAG airport is slighty bigger then LJU (1,4 millions pax over 1,1 milions in LJU) and has many more carriers:
LJU - U2, JP, OK, AF, AUA, MA, JU
ZAG - OU, LH, AUA, TH, AF, SU, 4U, MA, OK, LO
Quoting Salso (Reply 4): -Cheap parking, even though a new parking garage has just been opened.
Agree on this one. 6 euros per day is really cheap.
Biggest advantage is it's size. Once came 15 minutes before departure and didn't have any problems checking in; plane left on time.
RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4422 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7482 times:
Quoting JUANR (Reply 2): I don't think there are more than 100 daily international flights out of BOG, now, on the international concourse there are 9 gates and in the whole airport there are 21 gates.
Still, you've summarize quite well the current situation of BOG, perhaps I'll add that BOG is the busiest cargo airport in Latin America and that is situated just 10 minutes away from downtown
Yes there are. Count both departures and arrivals.
No there are not 21 gates. If you count Puente Aereo its more like 29.
Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7471 times:
BRS, Bristol airport, south west England.
- Getting popular - something like 80 destinations served (2/3 charter, 1/3 scheduled)
- Three LCCs
- Direct service to EWR starting in a couple of weeks!
- Three bars!
- Shortish runway with little opportunity to expand (hills)
- Middle of nowhere, little chance of rail links
- Car park is usually 99% full - and overflowing on bank holiday weekends
- Car park charges nearly LHR prices and it's not even hard standing!
- Crap food
- Hard to get good photos because of the hills and new security fence
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7452 times:
-Hub for B6
-Focus City for AA and DL
-ALOT of Int'l destinations (especially Europe)
-Alot of destinations
-4 Runways and all can be used by all aircrafts (except some runways for the 747 and soon A380)
-Big Cargo Operations
-It is a little further from the city
-Parking is either at the terminal or far away
-Gets VERY crowded at holiday times
-More Int'l destinations then domestic (in other words more of an international airport)
I do love JFK though so the disadvantages were hard for me to say b/c I love it.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7429 times:
10 mins to Mannheim downtown
15 mins to Heidelberg downtown
Maximum! 3 mins from car park to check-in / baggage claim to car park
5 mins walking distance to local tramway and bus-stop
Obstacles in approach on both sides (elevated trunk road on one side and high buildings on the other side)
Short runway (3400ft) leading to only one operator with limited choice of a/c (DO 328 + Dash 8-100 with relatively high seat mile costs...)
Very high fares
Monopoly of an operator and limited size of a/c is always a bad combination...
-Looks pretty nice after the new renovations done a few months ago.
-Don't get TED, SONG, JETBLUE, etc.
-Mainline carriers (usually) only fly in regional jet's and commuter airlines except for DELTA, which operates a daily DL 767.
While there is a good amount of RJ traffic, all carriers except United, American, and Independece offer as much if not more mainline traffic than express.
Parking is plentiful and inexpensive here, and the new central security checkpoint is a huge improvement over the cramped checkpoints which used to be at the first gate of each concourse.
The fact that there is an absence of TED and SONG is a no brainer as the current flight schedule shows little evidence to support increasing current traffic to ORD, NYC, etc. B6 will strongly consider service after the E jets enter service. Perhaps the only true disadvantage at JAX is the limited amount of westbound traffic as most routes are to the north. I believe the furthest west one can travel nonstop from here is MSP.
Vatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1105 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7405 times:
PHF: Newport News/Williamsburg
Small size means car-to-plane in 20 minutes.
Plenty of AirTran service to MCO, LGA, BOS, TPA, and (of course) ATL.
Convenient to where people live, not in the middle of nowhere.
Growing fast with plans for parking deck and 2nd concourse.
Room to grow, rumors of a 3rd runway.
Lots of GA traffic, and some military traffic means good variety of smaller planes.
Competition between AirTran and Delta.
Viable alternative airport to ORF.
Cheap parking - $5/day.
Baggage claim area is WAY too small, it was designed with CRJ and Dash-8 in mind, now with a 717 and an MD88 landing at the same time there's a stampede for the two baggage carousels.
Parking lots are getting cramped. Parking deck is still only in the planning stages.
Only 3 airlines: FL, DL, US Express
ORF: Norfolk International Airport
Lots of airline choices: DL, UAX, US, NW, WN, AA
UPS/FedEx big birds
Southwest has brought fares down.
Spotter can sit in one place and see traffic from ORF and lots of Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, and sometimes even Nightingale (air ambulance).
Parking deck built just a few years ago, connected directly to baggage claim area and short (indoor) walk to checkin & gate areas.
Close to everything, not in the middle of nowhere.
Approach from north goes directly over Little Creek Amphibious Base, great view of the top of several hovercraft.
Little room left to grow. There's been a study done for a possible parallel runway but it will be a very tight squeeze and could affect wetlands. Enter the NIMBYs.
Long-term parking lot has no parking lot shuttle, long hike to terminal.
We're the first city to get dumped by Independence Air.
Advantages of PHF + ORF:
We have both Southwest and AirTran, and they don't have to directly compete with each other.
Delta mainline serves both airports.
DL Connection and US Express serve both airports.
If necessary, a diversion from one to the other means only a 15-minute drive.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7402 times:
- Tons of land to expand to
- Major hubs for United Airlines and Frontier
- Flights to almost all major cities in the United States
- Not hard to get a low fare
- No WN
- All Major carriers (except WN) serve it
- A little far from Denver and the Denver Metro Area
- only two international airlines (BA & LH)
- getting more regional jet service now
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7396 times:
Increasingly Large Hub for DL
Lots of Destinations, especially West Coast/Midwest
Relatively Large for the City
Good Runways, Interesting Approach / Climb
Relatively Easy to Walk Across / Simple Setup, Full Access to All Gates after security
Close to the City
Slowly being upgraded
Older, Architecturally Dull Conglomeration of Buildings
Inadequate (VERY Inadequate) Landside Facilities
Fewer Airlines, Few International & East-Coast Flights
Too Much WN
DEN's little sister
Dominant Airline Failing
(Relatively) Locked In
Largest flight a 764
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 7372 times:
LAX, no disadvantages just an In-n-Out airport with no delays. Thats what I like less ground time more air time. Plus LAX offers the spectacular takeoff over the ocean and take-offs are always smooth at LAX because of that ocean breeze.