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Which Small Airports Have Big Cargo Planes Coming?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4425 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.

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4404 times:

HSV gets quite a bit of 747 cargo service for its size...


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User currently offlineAndersjt From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

I've seen Fedex 767's on approach to Burbank - BUR.


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User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2182 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4390 times:

JBirdAV8r,

Forgive my ignorance: which airport is "HSV"?


User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4379 times:

PIK Glasgow Prestwick has lots of 747F's and the only pax they have are Ryanair, Globespan (leaving soon) charters aer arran bmibaby and germinia express.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

Liege, Belgium, Hahn, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden come to mind.


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User currently offlineAZO From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 767 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

LAN gets 757's and 727's from UPS. I believe that LAN is a small feeder hub for the Michigan area for UPS.


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User currently offlineBAGSMASHER From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4334 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.

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2446 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4287 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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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4279 times:

ROA gets no full size jets but the ones that come from UPS and FedEx.

Sad, since it was once a cornerstone of the Piedmont network.

N


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4237 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.



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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4208 times:



MHT (prior to the extension of 17/35) used to get UPS 767s and FEDEX DC10s..
currently get UPS A300's and FEDEX A310's which may change now with
17/35 extended to 9250 feet.



Jim



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4191 times:

BFI (Boeing Field) has no scheduled fixed wing passenger servicen (I think), but receives UPS, FedEx and Airborne widebodies, and the occasional AN-124.


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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4187 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.


User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4165 times:

RFD (Rockford, IL) small airport, only commercial traffic is a Eagle Rj like 2 times a day i think.

It sees UPS 727's, 757's and DC-8's. Big airplanes considering the size of the airport and since its only 60 miles away from ORD.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4123 times:

FedEx DC-10s/MD-11s routinely serve SJC and I've seen A300s and A310s at SNA.


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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

BIL has UPS 757s, 727s, DC-8s, MD11s, and 747s coming in and the biggest pax plane there is a 757 from DEN.

User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Great Falls, MT - FedEx A300s and A310s

Arkansas Intl (Blytheville) is loaded with heavies during the holiday rush

Rockford, IL is a UPS hub, receives everything but 747s (except during the holiday season), not technically a small airport or city, but still impressive due to almost non-existant commercial service.

Decatur, IL - UPS 727s & 757s

Columbia, MO - Airborne Express DC-9s





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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8902 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

While BDL isn't that small (they do have a handful of Delta 767s daily), they do get AN-124 and 747 freighters in there on a regular basis.

Jeff


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

ROC gets FedEx A300s and A310s, by far the largest aircraft scheduled here.


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User currently offlineRJ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3945 times:

OMA gets the occasional FEDEX A310

User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 815 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks ago) and read 3913 times:
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SDF gets no widebody civil flights and nothing in the civil flights larger than an MD-88 or 737-700. But being a hub for UPS we get M11, 742/1, 306, 763, 752 and all of the other UPS aircraft.

'Tis great.


User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3876 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


User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3826 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.

-Meister



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4601 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3805 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.


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.
30 L-188 : Fairbanks has allready been mentioned.
31 9V-SVE : Subic Bay & Clark Airports in the Philippines are small airports, and I think only the latter has pax service (soon-to-be Asiana to Seoul), and they a
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