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Which Airports Are Ready For A380?  
User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

I haven't looked into this yet. I was wondering if anyone could enlighten the rest of us?

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User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6977 times:

In Canada:

YYZ, YUL, YVR(maybe?)


Other worldwide majors such as:

LHR, FRA, JFK, HK, JOHANNESBURG, CDG

I think are all capable!



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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6930 times:

Hi, I hope for these following docos to be at help:

http://www.airbus.com/product/a380_planning.asp
http://www.airbus.com/pdf/a380/a380airport_compat.pdf

I was taking a look at them yesterday  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6919 times:

I'm even talking gate wise, not just runways. Aren't they talking about the need for a jetbridge structure that goes to both levels?

User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6895 times:

Yeah, as posted above - how are they going to accomidate for the two leveled doors?

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6787 times:

SFO is DEFINITELY one of the first airports to get A380-800 service. When the current International Terminal (Concourses A and G) at SFO were built in the late 1990's one of the major considerations was the spacing for 80 x 80 meter spacing parking gates for what was then called the Airbus A3XX.

Given the fact that SQ's most profitable route is the sector between HKG and SFO on SQ Flight 001/002 (even more so than the SIN to LHR route!), expect SQ to put the A388 on the SQ 001/002 route as soon as they get enough A388's to fly the route with the new plane five times per week.

I also expect down the road to see VS fly the A388 on the LHR-SFO route and LH to fly the A388 on the FRA-SFO route by the middle of 2007.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

Beirut International Airport (BEY) built 2 new concrete runways and a new 21-gate terminal to handle the A380 and future superjumbos such the future flying wings.

Beirut will see the A380 from Emirates during the summer time.

Denver International Airport (DEN) is ready to handle the A380. It's got 6 runways, one of which is 16,000ft. long and 200ft. wide and several widebody gates easily capable of handling the A380.

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User currently offlineDionysus From Thailand, joined Aug 2003, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6696 times:

I read an article saying that second BKK airport will be capable of handling A380, not sure though since Thai authority always has short vision...

User currently offlineContinentalcle From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

One Word CLEVELAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha

User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 6588 times:

I'm even talking gate wise, not just runways.

The Runways/Taxiway and Ramps are the main issue, as those things need a long lead time to get ready for the A380.

Gate size is simple. The airports that "want" A380 traffic will do what they have to do, or they will be left out in the cold. Hopefully the airport managers can get the money from the "A380 Airline" because, all the other airlines will fight tooth and nail to not provide 1 cent for airport upgrades that do not benefit them.

I suspect that the Jetways themselves will not be installed until a few months before the A380 starts service at that airport. There is no need to have a specialized Jetway installed until you need it. That keeps more money in the airports coffers.



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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 6528 times:

Just out of curiosity, but did the construction of MCO's new runway 17L have anything to do with the A380 specifically, or just for capacity, overall?

User currently offlineAirGabon From Switzerland, joined Dec 2003, 881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

Buenos Aires EZE, 100% sure

User currently offlineTupozure From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6328 times:

I would envisage that alot of airports will just load from the one airbridge. Even though it will cause alot of lines.

User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

Several airports,we know already can handle the monster,but the A380 will not fly for at least another 2(?) years.Im sure more than enough airports will do something by then.As of now,im just worried if any airline might want to fly it into SXM  Wow! !!


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User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

Hello,

AMS is also ready for the Airbus 380. The recent opened new runway "Polderbaan" can handle the plane. And this moment same gates at the E-concourse are been rebuild now the handle the A380!!! So when it's finished, no problem at AMS. Only... No airline has the intension to fly to AMS with the A380.....

Groeten SPL


User currently offlineManni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6037 times:

What about the A380's prime airports such as NRT, ICN and SIN?
If i remember correctly SIN is currently constructing a new terminal, capable of handling the A380. NRT will, most likely, be the airport that will see each A380 operator flying into NRT with the A380, they must be doing something about it by now. ICN has plenty of space to expand and to dedicate an entire terminal to the A380, what are they doing about it at the moment?



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5908 times:

Apparently YYZ will have A380 "capable" gates on the yet to be constructed International Pier of the new Terminal 1. But I wonder who'll fly the A380 here?

Cheers,
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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8005 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5667 times:

If I remember correctly--

NRT is supposed to be doing construction work on both their main terminals so they have 80 x 80 meter gates to fit the A380-800. I believe the main runway there is getting taxiway widening done, too.

SIN has a new Terminal (Terminal 3) that will have A388-compatible gates, including bi-level air bridges.

ICN was designed with the A388 in mind, with several 80 x 80 meter spacing gates and runways/taxiways wide enough to handle the plane.



User currently offlineMartinairYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 1209 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

Apparently YYZ will have A380 "capable" gates on the yet to be constructed International Pier of the new Terminal 1. But I wonder who'll fly the A380 here?

Most likely EK, AF is a posibility, Korean maybe, anybody else take a guess? CX is a mybe IF they order... there was a whole topic on this
Here:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1329138/




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User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5561 times:

Given the fact that SQ's most profitable route is the sector between HKG and SFO on SQ Flight 001/002 (even more so than the SIN to LHR route!), expect SQ to put the A388 on the SQ 001/002 route as soon as they get enough A388's to fly the route with the new plane five times per week.

It has been stated many times that SIN-LHR is easily SQ's most profitable service. I suppose that SIN-SFO via HKG was given the 001 flight number is that it was SQ's first US route.



User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5457 times:

SYD is still not ready. Minor modifications to taxiways are being undertaken in 2004. However there are still no dual jetgates in SYD intl terminal as yet.

User currently offlineKa From Switzerland, joined Apr 2000, 661 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

Any news about LAX? I know there were quite some discussions about it, but I just can´t believe the shortsight of the management not having the airport ready for the A380.
QF is flying next summer 37 times a week transpacific with B744 to LAX. I belive they are in heavy talks to LAX authorities. Or might they have an agreement with AA that their terminal has one or two A380-fit gates (when parking a smaller a/c next to it)??

BTW: JFK will be ready, MUC T2 has two dedicated parking positions as has ZRH.

KA.



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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6126 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Ka...LAX problem is not just gates. The taxiways are not wide enough and not strong enough. The airport is very compact and may be some issues with clearance as well between taxiways. Here at SFO Airfield Safety told me that taxiway B had to be used and that all traffic on A had to be 757 or smaller. There is already a note on Jeppessen charts that 747's need to use extreme caution when passing each other.
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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

LHR will be ready for A380s when Terminal 5 is completed i think, dont hold me to this though! lol

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User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

montreal-mirabel is the only airport ready

25 Pilotpip : Anything about MEM or IND? Fed Ex is a customer for it too. I haven't heard anything though.
26 Post contains images SSTjumbo : Any news on ORD with the "expansion" readying for the superjumbo? I'm sure Dick will hide under his bed every time one of those beasts flys over thoug
27 Ka : As739x: Weight and turnradius is no issue for the taxiways concerning the A380. Due to the high number of tires the weight of the a/c is spread onto t
28 ZRH : Zurich has two new gates which could handle the A 380, but I am afraid we won't get any for many years.
29 Airliner777 : It will be a while for MIA to be ready for Virgin's A380s.
30 Ushermittwoch : MUC is for ready to handle the A380. That will make it an even stronger #2 in Germany.
31 AZO : Anything about MEM or IND? Fed Ex is a customer for it too. I haven't heard anything though. For FedEx though they will not need gate compliance, just
32 Rattibone : "Apparently YYZ will have A380 "capable" gates on the yet to be constructed International Pier of the new Terminal 1. But I wonder who'll fly the A380
33 Ejazz : HKG-SFO isn't even SIAs second most proftable route or even its third. Time to FINALLY get your facts correct Ray. Source of my information for SIA ro
34 Post contains links and images PW100 : Well, not entirely correct on the weight. Although the weight is indeed distributed over more wheels, this doesn't help at overpasses, where a taxiwa
35 Post contains images Usnseallt82 : I would imagine that MEM is getting prepared for the A380. Or at least I hope they are. Cheers!
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