Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2132 posts, RR: 14 Posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
There are a number of airports which have traffic by large wide-body freighters, but their pax traffic has nothing of that size. FOr instance, Luxembourg has the entire Cargolux 744F fleet, between pax planes that are never bigger than a 737 or 320, and typically as small as an ER4 or F50. Fairbanks is another example I think, with many freighters stopping over on their way from Europe to Asia.
Which other small airports have big freighters going there?
PS: and PLEASE, no arguments and exegesis on what a "small airport" is. In the context of this thread, it could be an airport that otherwise has primarily narrowbody or commuter traffic, or one where cargo constitutes the biggest chunk of traffic, or places where the airport is small as such, etc... Any place that is not like JFK, ORD, LHR, FRA, HKG and so on.
BAGSMASHER From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3721 times:
Those are FEDEX Airbus A310s at BUR not 767s. But UPS flys 757s into BUR. Dayton (DAY) gets a lot of 747s, DC-10s, and Airbus cargo planes because of Emery Worldwide. But the passenger side only sees RJs,737,A320s, and a few DL 757s to ATL.
Tjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2319 posts, RR: 3 Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
quote: "LAN gets 757's and 727's from UPS. I believe that LAN is a small feeder hub for the Michigan area for UPS"
LAN is the UPS hub for everything in Michigan except the Detroit area. LAN gets 3 UPS flights per day- RFD (Rockford, IL) 757 or 727; PHL- 727, and SDF (Louisville) 757. Smaller contract feeder aircraft (and trucks) also operate into LAN to fill the UPS a/c.
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JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4471 posts, RR: 21 Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3624 times:
Forgive my ignorance: which airport is "HSV"?
HSV is Carl Jones Field in Huntsville, AL. It sees some Cargolux and Atlas movements on a fairly regular basis...maybe related to Marshall Space Flight Center in the area? I don't know, though...I would have thought flights to MSFC would be more apt to go into Redstone Arsenal airport.
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 3 Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3574 times:
Blytheville, Arkansas (population around 18,000) gets cargo 747s on a fairly regular basis. There is a U.S. Postal Service sorting hub there at the former Eaker Air Force Base. The airport boasts an 11,600' x 300' runway.
Is this the smallest city in the world to get 747 service? Note that Blytheville really is in the middle of nowhere and is not simply a suburb of a larger city.
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 675 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3263 times:
The largest passenger jet out of SWF(Stewart Airport, Newburgh NY) is a DC-9 and/or MD-80 of SouthEast. Most are either regional jets, Dash-8's or smaller.
On the cargo side, UPS put's a 757 or 767 down several times per week. We also see a few Atlas Air 747's, although I have no idea why. They deliver whatever it is they are carrying to a private location on the southeast end of the field. We also have the NY ANG 101 Airlift Group, which has about a dozen C5 Galaxy's assigned.
And then there is the old FedEx DC-10 N68055 that landed here back in September of 1996. It suffered an in-flight fire between MEM and BOS, and did an emergency landing here. The plane burned on the runway. The fuselage from the wings forward has been up on blocks here since then. No wings, just fuselage. I don't know why they haven't scrapped it. It's story can be found here. http://aviation-safety.net/database/1996/960905-1.htm
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3213 times:
Yeah, SDF has some serious cargo traffic for a really inconsequential passenger airport. What is great is there is a Six Flags amusement park right off the end of the runway, so you are on this roller coaster going really fast and then you catch this glimpse of a UPS 747 like right there. It's kind of neat. It feels like you could reach up and touch the aircraft.
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Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4301 posts, RR: 22 Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3192 times:
TOL (Toledo OH) would definitely make this list. They are the North American sorting hub for BAX Global. Daily there are roughly 18 to 25 aircraft movements during the evening push with a few during the afternoon west coast push. Most aircraft are DC-8-71s with a few 60s every now and then, and 727-200s operated by Capital. It is also a nice treat, for those fans of the old jetliners, to watch the last passenger DC-8s fly through (or sit on the ramp) every day. As far as widebody service, Toledo see a regular Polar 747-400F on Saturday afternoons that is jointly marketed by BAX Global & Qantas that operates to SYD (tech stop in HNL). Also with the new fall schedule, additional widebody service will be coming on board with more 744s and A300s.
Lastly, TOL was one of a few cities awarded rights to have flights to Baghdad. ATI will begin the route this fall with a DC-8-63. May not seem a big deal to many...but still something neat considering TOL is one of the first cities to be part of the rebuilding of Iraq's air service.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
25 Falcon Flyer: Flying in and out of Ypsilanti over the past several years, I've seen the usual Kalitta 747s, but also Gemini MD-11s and DC-10s, World MD-11s and DC-1
26 Eric505: CAE- Regional hub for UPS. We get cross-country 767's / 757's plus the ocassional A300
27 HlywdCatft: National 757s at YIP?? YIP was great when it was the old Kalitta American International Hub. We used to see 727s, DC-8s, 747s, L1011s all come into YI
28 B6FA4ever: well...LGB has UPS B767 and B757's landing there...FedEx A310's and the occasional B727's...and Airborne express B767-200's. We also have the airForce
29 Luxair: Ostend in Belgium receives a lot of rare (at least in Europe) and big birds.