FutureFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4100 times:
I'm not sure if this has been a previous thread so i'll start it anyway. What do you think the best "small airport" is? An airport with say 5 or less mainline or regional carriers.
I would have to say that mine is CHA. Maybe that's a hometown biased opinion but oh well. Commercial carriers include:
1. ASA-service to ATL (ATR 72's and CRJ's).
2. Comair-service to CVG (CRJ's).
3. Northwest Airlink-service to MEM (Saab 340's or CRJ's).
4. American Eagle-service to ORD (ERJ's).
5. US Airways/Express-service to CLT (Dash-8's) and LGA (ERJ's/CRJ's), also soon-to-be service to DCA (ERJ's/CRJ's).
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4047 times:
Some smaller airports I've visited in the last few months that are nice, are
Corpus Christi, TX, and Midland Intl MAF
Both are fairly new, or completly rebuilt, and spacious and clean.
Both Use 4 active gates (but have room for like 6 plus expansion)
Both see Southwest, Continental, and American- and I think Delta and or United at one of the other.
I even flew into Mid America-Stlouis in November on Great Plains, before it went up, and that was a clean spacious small airport (though no real shops or food).
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate
GSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3310 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3983 times:
Is GSP too big to be considered? Lessee....... NW and Airlink, DL with Connection carriers, CO Express, US Airways Express, AA Eagle, United Express.... Great terminal, the most BEAUTIFUL airport grounds I have ever seen. HUGHE mature trees right up to the terminal building, lots of grass & shrubs, and a big fountain i the middle of the roadways....
Relayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3622 times:
For me, I would say the best small airport is KSBP in California's Central Coast. Recently upgraded terminal, nice restaurant with runway view (The Spirit of San Luis), nice view of the valley and the coast when you take off etc etc. They have America West 1 daily to Phoenix I believe (CRJ-200?), United/Skywest back and forth about 7 or more times a day each to LAX and SFO (EMB-120), and of course, American Eagle flying Saab's to LAX and one daily to SJC (EMB-145).
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2498 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3598 times:
(In order of their ticket counter placement starting at the left)
1. US Airways Express (Saabs)
2. Delta Connection (CRJs & FRJs)
3. Northwest Airlink (Saabs)
4. ATA Connection (Saabs)
5. American Eagle (ERJs)
I am going to leave out TMA(Transmeridian Airlines) just because they are a charter airline.
Yeah the planes are small...but there is always room to grow.
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3598 times:
I'll lobby my vote for BTR over Great Falls, Montana. Here at BTR we get CO Express/Mainline to IAH, NW Airlink to MEM, Delta Connection/Mainline to ATL CVG DFW, American Eagle to DFW, and I think US Airways Express to CLT. Sometimes BTR will get a 737 to IAH from CO, or a MD 80 series or 737 to ATL. I think the service is right in line with the airport size. Although if the fares were cheaper more people would use BTR instead of MSY, and maybe generate more demand. I would love to see HP PHX-BTR, although Mesa would probably operate it. Great Falls, Montana is also a nice airport, very cozy and quaint but a tad too 70's. I think NW, DL, AS/Horizon, and Big Sky have service.
IAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3586 times:
Knoxville TN (TYS) is probably the nicest regional airport in the lower 48. THe terminal is beautiful with a waterfall right in the middle and several restaurants line the halls of stone made to look like the rugged mountanous landscape of the region. Service to Atlanta by ASA/DELTA service to Houston/Cleveland/New York/Newark by Continental Express as well as DTW,MEM by NWAirlink and PSA has several destinations along with another jet provider for the USAirways network to various East Coast destinations. Eagle is there as well as United Express I believe.
Sevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3541 times:
Three operators: British Airways and Friends, BMI and Highland Airways.
Really nice airport, new terminal, aircraft to luggage belt in one minute (just s shame it takes 20 mins for your bags to get there!)