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Places That Need An Airport?  
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Personally I find it strange that Saint Helena don´t have an airport yet,
located in the middle of the ocean it could be handy incase of an emergency landing?
Any other place that should have an airport?



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

one word: P-E-O-T-O-N-E  Smile


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

The Cassamance region of Senegal, has enormous potential as a resort town, also has a vibrant fishing industry. Several hours over poor roads from Banjul or Dakar-an airport is a must!

User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Berlin needs an airport!! Not those tiny miniatures...

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

SQ25J, especially after the ferry disaster.

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I think TTN should be a larger commercial airport. It was for awhile, when Eastwind was flying from there in the mid-90s w/ range-restricted 732s (becuase of TTN's short runway). Trenton/Princeton area, with lots of wealthy pharmaceutical companies and research institutions can support RJ service to major east coast cities / Chicago, etc. Right now, the only flights are Shuttle America Saab's to Bedford, MA.

People in this region are forced to schlep either to EWR or PHL, not a fun task at rush hour. Of course, Amtrak gets most of these passengers now.


User currently offlineTravelagent From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 89 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Hi SQ25J

Isn't the Airport Ziguinchor (ZIG) located in the Cassamance region? I know its only a little regional airport (served by Air Senegal's Dash8) but may be they extend it (a real demand provided!). But I think any extension has to be funded from the outside - maybe one of the bigger tour operators if they really see a chance for a successful (year-round!) tourist destination? Hmm - no, I think its to risky.



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Well, 20 airports in Senegal so it would be strange that they didn´t have any
in the south, maybe a larger paved one is needed?


User currently offlineSQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

Travelagent-You are correct on both fronts. I recall Ziguinchor is in that area, (as it is stamped in my passport), but I was advocating for an airport that could handle widebody longhaul flights. You also are on right track as I agree a tour operator would have to finance this project. Once again I think this area is a GOLDMINE! I have been to several exotic destinations such as MRU, DPS, and HKT and think Cassamance is unspoiled beauty. I am seriously considering investigating prospects in this area.

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

KLGA seriously needs an airport!

Haveric if I am not mistaken the Trenton city fathers emphatically do not want airliners in TTN. Don't know why but I believe this to be true.




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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2693 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

TTN really would be popular if an airline flew there from a hub (like American Eagle to ORD or something like that). PHL is congested, expensive, and inconvenient to people who live in the Delaware Valley. EWR and BWI might have cheaper fares (especially BWI), but they are at least a 1.5 hour drive and also are expensive if you are parking long-term.

The people who live around TTN do not stop complaining about the noise. They are fanatical about not having jets fly there, even though they are too stupid to realize that many of them are quieter than the Saab 340s that currently arrive and depart to BED. When Eastwind Airlines flew to TTN they would talk about paintings falling off of their walls when the planes flew over (on a 5 mile final to runway 6). The airport has been there much longer than they have, and has always been big enough to accomodate corporate jets.

The good thing is, the well-to-do people on complain the most are on the Pennsylvania side in Yardley and Upper Makefield townships, and the people in New Jersey don't complain as much from what I've read (they at least do not have formal committees, etc. to stop airport development).

Nick


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