QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4722 times:
Hi there everyone...
I have one question that I hope someone can help me with.
Does any of you know how many airports that are split up in to 2 countries?
I know that BSL has a french and a swiss side. And I wonder if there are more airports like that around the world..
I would really appreciate if you guys could tell me some more.
Usdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 829 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4574 times:
I've heard talk of perhaps expanding Tijuana Rodriguez International to include a US side. Not quite sure how this would work, however. I suppose they would have a terminal on the US side or would have a bus to take those passengers wishing to clear US immigration to the other side of the airfield. Does anyone else know about this?
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
the isle of St. Maarten is both Dutch (Netherlands Antilles) and French (French Antilles).
The Dutch side has an international airport: SXM
The French side has a small international airport: SFG
SFG handles flights to FDF, PTP, SBH and if you are a European travelling to, say the isle of St. Barth (SBH), you land at SXM with KL or AF and if you don't have an mmediate connection to SBH, you can take a taxi ride (10 minutes) to the French airport (SFG) and depart to St. Barth by PV.
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4469 times:
There was also a project to develop Aqaba International airport (AQJ) in Jordan, nearby the resort Red Sea area, and make it a dual country airport servicing Jordan and Israel.
As a matter of fact the Israeli resort city of Elat is just few kms. from Aqaba (when you land in Aqaba you have an excellent view of Elat skyline).
Elat airport (ETH) is almost downtown and has a short runway that prevents wide-body aircrafts like B747 to operate.
That way El Al used Ovda airport (VDA) some 50 km. from Elat to fly a 747 to London.
Now the current Mid-East situation has blocked the project but if you consider that along a 20-mile coastline you have 4 countries facing the Red Sea - Egypt, Isreal, Jordan, Saudi Arabia - an airport development like the one envisioned at Aqaba would strongly help the tourism industry in the region.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12688 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4454 times:
The idea of the Tijuana becoming a transborder airport has been seriouly considered, to expand airline service for the San Diego market, especially for large a/c international services, and reducing service to Lindburgh in San Diego. The suggested plan for the transborder Tijuana airport is along the lines in the above post. Due to the post-9/11 security enviorment and the continuing problem of illegal immigration of Mexicans into the USA, the idea has been put into a hold. The idea of Transborder airport in Tiujana has been discussed in other topics on these boards.
There also has to be airports that serve micro-sized countries (Monaco with France & Litchenstein with Switzerland ?) where the airport that serves them is really in the country that surrounds them.
KLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4421 times:
Well, besides the Euro Airport at Basel-Mulhouse (EAP) and Geneva-Cointrin (GVA) featuring separate entry/exit from/to Switzerland and France, if you consider other airports that are located in one country, belong to that country, but also serve a community of passengers from a nearby country, there are 2 small indipendent countries fully encompassed within Italy:
Vatican City: using Rome-Fiumicino airport (FCO)
San Marino: using Bologna (BLQ) and Rimini (RMI) airports
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6224 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4096 times:
Well isnt Basle actually itself IN 3 countries, France, Switzerland and Germany? I heard that actual official airport land is in those 3 countries, ie, between taxi and takeoff, you could actually go through 3 seperate countries. Am I wrong?
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7437 posts, RR: 44 Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3889 times:
The idea of a bi-national Tijuana/San Diego airport was a proposal of Mexico's Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry during the past administration. The idea was for it to be a major cargo airport as well as a very important hub. I think that the Mexican government had its sights set on trans-Pacific flights. Besides, the airport would have been a symbol of NAFTA's success. As Ltbewr mentions in his post, however, the aftermath of 9/11 and the lack of a satisfactory immigration treaty between the U.S. and Mexico have put this project on hold... in fact, I doubt it will be considered again in the short and medium term. Too bad, because I believe it is a great idea.
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 29 Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3686 times:
A good chunk of the tarmac and part of the runway are in Switzerland however, with the remaining being in France. The left side of the green line is Switzerland while the other side is France.
Ermm... NO! Those green lines separate different townships in France and not the international border. If you scroll towards the south you'd see the Swiss border proper (thick green line). And no, the airport is not split right in the middle between the 2 countries.
Basel Airport lies entirely on French soil. The airport is well cut-off from from Switzerland, with the townships of Hesingue, Nourgfelden and St Louis separating the airport with the international border. However, there is a custom-free road that links Switzerland directly to the airport terminal. I don't think that's also the case for Germany, though.
Basel (or Basle as the French say)
The french call it Bâle, the english spell it as Basle, the (swiss)-german spell it as Basel.
CO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3493 times:
I know there's an airport up in northern Minnesota called Piney Pinecreek Border (48Y), not sure if that's the airport you're thinking of, but I know one side is on the US and the other is in Canada. Each country has a seperate ramp as well. I know there are a few others in northern MN and ND that are close, but that's the only one that I know of that actually goes across the border. Hope that helps,
Every takeoff is optional, but every landing is mandatory.
Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1591 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
TIJ still qualifies for this post. The only difference is that there is no separate access road to TIJ even though the terminal is across the street from the border. I'm willing to bet that at least 1.5M of the 3.5M passengers a year at TIJ originate in Southern California.
I do not think anyone is suggesting that someone from San Diego is going to use the TIJ airport to get to PHX, but for international flights, where one has to go through customs anyway, it would be great just to have some sort of facility with a place to park on the US side of the border and a walkway across to the TIJ terminal. Domestic flights from TIJ such as Mexico City & GDL would benefit too and hopefully inspiring flights to resort destinations.
Then I could see TA to GUA, SAL & SJO plus CM to PTY serving TIJ. Most of these are red-eye flights that serve LAX and could never expand to SAN due to its curfew, which TIJ does not have. If served non-stop, these Latin American flights would not only tap the SAN market, but the entire SD/TJ region which has 4M people combined.
Down the road non-stop possibilities are MAD on IB, CU to Havana, AM (or MX) to NRT and AV to BOG.