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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 5435 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.

QIguy24

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User currently offlineKLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 5380 times:

Geneva-Cointrin (GVA) has separate Swiss and French passport & customs controls depending if you're returning/departing to/from Switzerland or France.



User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Interesting, never thought about that. I could imagine this only to exist in Europe, where border controls are much more liberal. I have to skip this question since nothing else comes to my mind.

User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5300 times:

Ryanair uses Malmo in Sweden as its airport for the destination of Copenhagen in Denmark, or it used to anyway. The two are separated by a bridge connecting the two cities/countries.

User currently offlineSJU767 From Puerto Rico, joined Feb 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5295 times:

The island of St. Maarten ( SXM ) is half Dutch half French serve by one arpt.

User currently offlineUsdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5287 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?

User currently offlineKLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5241 times:

SJU767:
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.


User currently offlineKLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5182 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.


User currently offlineHeyMach From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5167 times:

There is also MST which serves Maastricht in the Netherlands and the German city of Aachen.

User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13197 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5167 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.


User currently offlineKLMflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 5134 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


User currently offlineDelta777jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4932 times:

Yes that`s correct, traffic right wise and pax customs wise Basle has two three letter codes MLH for Mulhouse france and BSL for Basle Switzerland.

At flight departures both sides different check in counters but one waiting lounge.

RGDS



Fly easyJet
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4809 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?

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4708 times:

Well isnt Basle actually itself IN 3 countries, France, Switzerland and Germany?

No, the airport itself is in France and Switzerland.

The entrance is entirely in France, however there is a French passport control area and a Swiss passport control area.

A good chunk of the tarmac and part of the runway are in Switzerland however, with the remaining being in France.

However, if you are looking at total area, the airport is mostly in France by a little bit.

Here is a map, although it isn't very good and doesn't show a lot of the airport:
http://www.mybasel.ch/verkehr_karte.cfm?X=7&Y=6&Jump=1&Zoom=2000

The left side of the green line is Switzerland while the other side is France.

If you want to go to Switzerland, you go through the Swiss passport control.

If you want to go to France or Germany, you go through the French passport control area since both Germany and France are European Union members.

The German border is pretty close and can be accessed from the French side.

Technically the airport serves Basel (or Basle as the French say) in Switzerland, Mulhouse in France, and Freiburg in Germany.

Even though the airport itself is built only on Swiss and French land.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

I know for a fact that somewhere on the US/Can boarder there is an airport that you can touch down in Can. but taxi off into the USA. Let me know if any one knows of the name to this airport.

Thanks again!

UA777222



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User currently offlineIndio66 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

How about Gibraltar? The airstrip lies right next to La Lina (the "line" I believe) Spain, you literally drive across the runway to get into Gibraltar.



User currently onlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4602 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.


Next flights: MEX-GRU (AM 77E), GRU-GIG (JJ A320), SDU-CGH (G3 73H), GRU-MEX (JJ A332).
User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4399 times:

BA,

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.

[Edited 2004-04-26 04:08:40]

User currently offlineCO737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4206 times:

UAL777222,

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,

CO737



Every takeoff is optional, but every landing is mandatory.
User currently offlineScandinA340 From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Not quite the same, but OOL in Australia straddles the New South Wales & Queensland borders... Quite funny to land in one state, and end up in another when you disembark.

ScandinA340


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1612 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4101 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.



Uncle SAN at your service!
User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3996 times:

At YVR, I know you can clear US Customs if your bound to the US right there at the airport.

User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

I believe all airports in Canada that have US bound flights have US customs in the airport on land that is considered american soil

User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3881 times:

Israel and Jordan have been trying to build the Aqaba/Eilat airport....

I


User currently offlineBMAbound From Sweden, joined Nov 2003, 660 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

RICARDOAB, lol, I didn't know that. Must be the definition of how Ryanair advertises to their customers.

"Wanna go to Copenhagen? Sure, we'll take you there but you might end up in another country!"

That's Ryanair...  Big thumbs up

johan



Altitude is Insurance - Get Insured
25 IAHAAPlatinum : Usdcaguy, A number of years ago I remember reading about a proposal for a new airport for SAN that would be half in the US, half in Mexico. If I recal
26 KEno : Here in Malaysia, Air Asia has also been following Ryanair's style of advertising :- Johor Bahru (Singapore) & Labuan (Brunei) & Alor Setar (Hat Yai)
27 FLYSSC : KEno, your are right. Bâle/Mulhouse EuroAirport in Totally on the French soil, and has two IATA code : BSL for the flights arriving in the Swiss side
28 Frntman : I believe all airports in Canada that have US bound flights have US customs in the airport on land that is considered american (sic) soil. Almost....
29 QIguy24 : Thanx for the answers guys. I guess there are more airports like BSL/MLH than I tought.
30 Post contains images KEno : An interesting fact about the canton of Geneva - it shares over 100 km of borders with France, but only 4 km with the rest of Switzerland (with canton
31 ElAlto : Niederrhein Airport is in Germany, near Dusseldorf but serves also the eastern part of The Netherlands. According to an interview I saw on Dutch telev
32 Post contains links HAL : Ua777222, The airport that straddles the US/Canada border is Avey State Airport in Laurier Washington. It's on a smaller state highway that goes into
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