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User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

This is the kind of information that is not easy to find, so I'm launching my bottle in the sea of your knowledge (I know, there's a poet sleeping in me  Yeah sure ). From what I've been able to find, here's a few airports that seem to be open 24/24 (in no particular order):
- YMX (yessssss!!!);
- JFK;
- ORD;
- ORY;
- HKG;
- SIN;
- and probably lots more.

Please tell me of all the airports you know that are open 24/24. Thanks.


Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

DFW
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User currently offlineFLYING MACHINE From Spain, joined May 2002, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3909 times:

Kansai Airport KIX? is open 24-24 h

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3895 times:

and DXB of course...

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3892 times:


yes, KIX is open 24/7


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Add Bahrain and most of the Gulf airports.

Highest traffic levels between 10pm - 2am for BAH!


User currently offlineVarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1581 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3850 times:

hi

ORY is not open 24/24 : it couldn't because of noise regulations

the only airport open 24/24 for Paris area is CDG (more esp. terminal 1)

when I worked there we would receive delayed flights in the middle of the night and in particular some flights supposed to land at ORY : ex-AOM, TAP, RAM , Corsair....




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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3326 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3833 times:

PHL is open 24/7. Most passenger flts arrive between 6am-11pm. However many UPS flts arrive between 11pm-3am.

User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

All airports in India are opened 24/24. All the international flights leave between 10:00pm and 5:00am and all domestic flights are during the day.

User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Isn't MEL open 24 hours a day?

User currently offlineQb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Thank you all guys. What about Europe: is CDG the only major airport to be open 24/24 in Europe?


Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3748 times:

For Germany, most major airports are open at night for:
-mail flights
-measurement and calibration flights
-diversions
-emergencies
-flights required to prolong / issue a licence

"Normal operations" are allowed: (note most are quite small airfields)
HHN is open round the clock for Chapter 3 aircraft.
LEJ is open round the clock for Chapter 2 (permission required) one one runway, and for Chapter 3 aircraft.
CGN is open round the clock for Chapter 3 aircraft (bonus list), and military flights
DRS is open for Chapter 3 / bonus list aircraft
LBC is unrestricted (5900ft runway, but the B747-400 is on the bonus list)
FMO is open for Chapter 3 / bonus list
FNB is unrestricted (preferential runway is 9/27, the only runway, ha ha)

I feel in no mood looking up about a thousand other airports that come to my mind, but in the third world, most airports are completely unrestricted, anything that is in the air and wishes to land may do so ...

SailorOrion


User currently offlineSk945 From Sweden, joined May 2002, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) is open 24h. (not a major european - but al least in Europe)


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3700 times:

DTW

Although pretty dead between midnight and 6am...

some late Northwest flights come straggling in between 12am-2am,

charter flights like with ATA or Ryan Air I've seen come in around 3am

The first Fed Ex flights of the morning start arriving around 4:30am and Northwest flights start arriving from west coast around 5am.


User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3688 times:

All airports in India are opened 24/24. All the international flights leave between 10:00pm and 5:00am and all domestic flights are during the day.

Uh... no.

There are plenty of Indian airports that disallow night operations, plenty of domestic flights at night and plenty of daytime international flights as well.


User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

KUL - Kuala Lumpur - with mostly Cargo flights and Lauda Air's 777s calling in every morning at 0450 and the odd Qatar departure at 0230.

User currently offline727_Gal From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 325 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

MEM is I believe, being FedEx's superhub - I've been out at 2am and seen planes land

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Shame the shops aren't open 24 hours - apart from in Dubai, of course, where shopping never seems to cease.............

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32177 posts, RR: 72
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3645 times:

MIA is open 24/7.

The last passenger departures are at around 1AM (there are one or two arrivals around that time too) and the first passenger arrivals are just before 4AM. Of course, cargo is going on all day and night long.

LAS is 24/7 too, I'm sure.



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

I would bet SEA is open 24, and maybe even JNB


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Yes flyinghighboy,

MEL is open 24hrs.

So is EMA in the UK

BD1959


User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

YYC is 24/7 as well. The occasional redeye flight between Midnight-3am,and a few cargo flights as well. I believe Cargolux on Tues. & Thurs. nights.

User currently offlinePinsent From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 92 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

CYQX, the life boat of the North Atlantic never sleeps!

User currently offlineTwa902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3578 times:

O'hare ORD - open 24-24 but from 12AM-5AM (0000-0500) you have to have a ticket to be in the airport terminal.

TWA902



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

DTW has a policy between 12:30a and 5a for incoming and outbound flights. If the weather is clear and the wind is calm- all flights depart to and arrive from the south- that is because south of the airport is mainly rural, while north of the airport is built up with a lot of houses.

25 IMissPiedmont : In the US it is an exception to things to not be open 24 hours per day. You could probably list those that aren't using your fingers and toes to count
26 NJT916 : KLAS, as well as every casinos, is open 24/7
27 BA : DEN is open 24/7. CAI is open 24/7. It sees most of its traffic at night.
28 Gigneil : ATL is open 24 hours a day. N
29 ConcordeBoy : Perhaps a distinction should be made between airports which are open 24/7 versus airports which have common/scheduled service throughout that time per
30 Boeing 747-311 : PHX is open 24 hours a day too!!
31 Rick767 : I can't think of any of the top say 15 airports in the UK which are not H24. Like ConcordeBoy said, there is a difference between being open 24 hours
32 Vadheim : Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL) is open 24/24 too, but handles most charter and cargo flights during night time.
33 Dash8tech : PDX is running round the clock. After about 1am it's all cargo etc, but it doesn't shut down.
34 David_itl : I believe LBA has only been H24 for a decade; the ones that I think are closed during the nighttime in the UK are INV (invariably the last LGW service
35 Post contains images Rick767 : "Isn't the LHR operation restricted so as not to upset the apple cart with the residents i.e. the extra early arrivals which should come in around 06.
36 Fly_yhm : YHM for UPS Cargojet Purolator ABX Morning Star Express and a few other smaller cargo carriers.
37 Srbmod : ATL is a 24/7/365 airport; if you were to listen to the airport frequencies between 3-5 am, you would think it was later in the day, because during th
38 Sonic : I believe VNO (Vilnius International) is also in this group, since it has some flights in night, early morning and late evening. However, duty free sh
39 Lfutia : Isn't Chhatrapati Shivaji open 24/24 b/c of all intl dep. and arr coming into the airport and same goes for Indira Gandhi. Hindustan open 24/24? Meena
40 Donder10 : LTN is not either.Has some 3am arrivals from Spain on Easyjet flights!
41 RayChuang : Have you noticed most of the airports with round-the-clock operations are usually located over water or are far away from population centers? I believ
42 Twa902fly : ORD has some flights during the night up to about 12AM there are flights close together. 11:59PM United arrival from DEN 11:58PM United arrival from S
43 Post contains images Hoons90 : ICN is open 24hours, an ANA A321 arrives at 2AM Also, I'm sure there are cargo flights that arrive during the night.
44 Post contains images Canadian747 : CYQM is open 24 Hours 7 days a week I beleive that Most Ot the Evening traffic is Cargo wth FedEx, Purolator and a host of a few others and the Bulk o
45 Acidradio : MSP is open 24 hrs. In times of my youth (when you didn't have to be a paying passenger to get through security), my friends and I would run around th
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