Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5275 posts, RR: 62 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16330 times:
The December issue of Airbus’ technical magazine FAST has a fairly interesting article: ‘A380, a solution for Airports’.
Page 2 includes a map with the likely first A380 airports based on carrier interest and forecasts for future A380 routes. Though Airbus has previously published such maps, none (that I know) included dates.
San Francisco (SFO)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Montreal Dorval (YUL)
New York Kennedy Intnl. (JFK)
New York Liberty Intnl (EWR)
Paris, Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
London Heathrow (LHR)
Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Hong Kong (HKG)
Toronto Pearson (YYZ)
Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe (PTP)
Fort de France Martinique (FDF)
Paris Orly (ORY)
St. Denis La Reunion (RUN)
Tokyo Haneda (HND)
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9405 posts, RR: 11 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16082 times:
Interesting article Jeremiah,
One thing surprises me about this list. Amsterdam is listed as being ready for the A380 in 2008/09. As far as I know, the current G-pier at Schiphol Airport is already able to handle the A380. Can anyone clarify this?
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15668 times:
Oh geez, not again......didnt we have this discussion before in terms of the A380 ever being operated in the U.S.?? I recall it was an ugly debate that was endless. This is probably going to be the debate again....part 2.
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Tcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15581 times:
I think that because this list is based upon BOTH airport readiness and carrier interest, it is based upon 1) the ability of an airport to handle the type, and (more importantly) 2) The carrier's desire to fly the aircraft into/out of the airport. Obviously, the aiports that are the most restricted (slot-wise) are going to be the first to see this aircraft (provided they can handle the A380).
This thread should not take on an A vs B tone...no reason for it here. For the record, I am a Boeing fan, but I respect the engineering that it takes to put such a massive aircraft in the air. I am still riding the fence about whether I would like to fly on such a large aircraft, but that is another thread all together.
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 22 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 15250 times:
Not read the article, but the list is very interesting. A big driver on the list will be Emirates, they seem to be building capacity into routes preparing for the 380. I am presently on an Asian tour and have flown several SQ 744/772, all full, I would guess that SQ may need the extra capacity as soon as available, and maybe bring some stored 744 capacity back.
Casa235-300 From Spain, joined Jul 2002, 38 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 14586 times:
Well I'm just disappointed cause any Spanish Airport is included in the report. I don't think Madrid Barajas won't be ready for an A-380 after they finish the new Terminals. . Maybe not. Somebody knows it?
Teahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5275 posts, RR: 62 Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 14290 times:
Good point. I was most surprised not to see Madrid included, especially given Iberia had previously been linked with ILFC A380s. I would certainly have considered the airport a more likely candidate than Nice for example.
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AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25 Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13899 times:
Teahan said: @Col:
Well you are ignoring MIA, LAX, SFO, MCO, ANC and JFK which are all more or less ready/getting ready.
None of the airports are even ready for the A380 at this time. I doubt that they will be ready anytime within the next 5 years (or ever..) because no U.S. carrier (flag or not..) has ordered any of them. Plus...theres no room to expand here in the U.S. anyway so why bother?
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
Nudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19 Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13629 times:
interesting map, Jeremiah, thanks for sharing with us.
What came to my mind when I read this, how are airlines planing to handle diversions due to airport / weather problems? Especially Australia, US (Except Northeast), JNB, because the distances are pretty big, also other regions, even in Europe with a high density of 380-ports, the diversion would cause flying distances of an hour or more to the actual destination. This might be pretty difficult to handle.
Also, does anybody see the effect of reduced traffic due to 380 or rather increased pax figures? I vote the second...
Carnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13615 times:
Airbus has been working very closely with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to make sure that a number of airports throughout the Chinese Mainland won't have any problem in coping with A380s before the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13410 times:
In an internal newspaper issued last week, Air France confirmed that its A380 will be configured between 530 and 540 seats (the final configuration will be fully decided within the next months), and that its first destinations will definately be : JFK, YUL, LAX, NRT and later : PEK, SIN, HKG...
Wolkenridder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13358 times:
I'm not really sure about when MAD will see 380's. Maybe from SQ? I think the traffic on SQ's routes to MAD is not big enough for a 380 at all. We have to remember the main intercontinental traffic ex-Madrid is Latin America and I doubt any Latin American carrier will get a 380 in the next 15 years at least.
What's about Mexico City, does anyone have any idea about possibilities for the 380 in MEX?