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Best Small Airport-5 Or Less Regional Carriers  
User currently offlineFutureFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3621 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).

This is mine...Let's see what your's is.

FutureFlyer

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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3568 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


User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3556 times:

lol.. I don't know about the BEST regional airport, but it's definitely NOT:

IDA (Idaho Falls) or AVP (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre)

LOL.. I hate those 2 airports!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3540 times:

Brunswick/Golden Isles Airport at Glynnco Jetport is quite nice... served by ASA about four times a day from Atlanta with CRJs.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3504 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....


Finally made it to an airline mecca!
User currently offlineAviaar From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3416 times:

Northwest Regional Airport, Roanoke, Texas. Not a single Regional Carrier (<5) 3,500 X 40 ft. Hill at one end, trees at the other. Biggest plane would be a Cessna 406.

Awesome airport. They say if you can fly into it, you can fly into any airport. Real tough when you are learning to fly, though. Awesome thrill once you've tamed it.

[Edited 2004-04-22 03:07:28]


I'd rather be flying (real original)
User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3374 times:

I don't know if SAV qualifies for this criteria or not, but it's a great airport.


"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
User currently offlineIflyorl From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

What about Portsmith NH. One gate which empties into the baggage claim which connects to the car rental desks. Can't beat that quick exit.

[Edited 2004-04-22 04:51:06]

User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6324 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3355 times:

I'm a big fan of Grand Forks, ND and Eagle/Vail, CO

User currently offlineGreenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

I think that ISP will be a great airport once the new Southwest terminal opens up and they finally put in some decent resturants.


Never argue with an idiot. They drag you to their level and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineFlyPIJets From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

ROA - Roanoke, Va. - Woodrum Field.

Great airport, really cool passenger terminal building. The city made it resemble a updated version of a "warehouse district" building. FAA just completed a new tower. Plenty of GA room, too.

Its served by:

US Express (used to be mainline)
UA Express
NW Link
DL Connex


Go Roanoke!



DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, F28, 717, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, IL-62, L-1011, MD-82/83, YS-11, DHC-8, PA-28-161, ERJ 135/145, E-1
User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3288 times:

Charlottetown (YYG) in Prince Edward Island.

It is served by:

Air Canada (includes Air Canada Jazz)
Prince Edward Air
Jetsgo

or Sydney (YQY) in Nova Scotia is served by:

Air Canada (includes Air Canada Jazz)
Jetsgo
Provincial Airlines
Air St. Pierre

I guess that's all

Ales





Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

GUC:

Seasonal AA 1 daily 757 (winter) From DFW.
6? daily UAX (Skywest) Dash-8 from DEN.

That's pretty much it.



User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3173 times:

MLI baby...home airport  Smile

United Express - 7 CRJs/day ORD, 1 CRJ/day DEN
American Eagle - 4 ERJ/day ORD,
Delta Connection - 3 CRJ/day CVG
Northwest Airlink - 2 Saabs, 2CRJ/day DTW, 5CRJ/day MSP,
ATA Connection - 3 Saabs/day MDW
Air Tran - 2 717's per day ATL

the smallest airport with the most RJ's  Smile



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineRelayze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 115 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3143 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).

User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

TOL:
(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.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3119 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.

User currently offlineIAHERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3107 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.

IAHERJ



Actually flown: EMB-120 EMB-145 B717 B737 B757 B767
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

Stornoway, SYY.

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!)


User currently offlineKwbl From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

Eug is very nice and so is RDM. I thought IDA (Idaho Falls) was pretty nice-they use a jetway for a Dash8!

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