DAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11514 times:
I know there's been a post about the largest airport without 747 service, but what about the smallest airport with 747 service. SXM comes to mind because there's not much space there, but what about others?
Thanks in advance,
Trey in TVI
DAL7e7 is wondering... Do pilots take crash courses?
Christa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11273 times:
CWL handles around 2 million passengers a year and has a runway length of 7723ft or 2354m.. On a daily basis we get 737, 757, 767, A320, A321, ATR42, F70/100.. along with some other aircraft such as A330, 747, 777 and some business jets! http://www.cial.co.uk
Well here at CWL, we have a 747-200 service, courtesy of Travel City Direct, granted it fly's only once a week, but it's expected to fly at least 4 times a week next summer..
BTW, the routes it fly from CWL are CWL-SFB and LAS..
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 11205 times:
SWF gets Atlas Air 747s and has a KLM 742 in storage. We tend to get AN-124s and An-225..... but it is an air force base so.... but the commercial service we don get anything bigger than an 727.
We also do get DC-8s from ARROW.
Planemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 989 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10564 times:
Chittagong in Bangladesh had 3 weekly Phuket Airlines B747 service, but then it became B757 and is not going back to B747 service. Routing is BKK-CGP-DXB, but now there are talks of BKK-CGP-JED as well.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10368 times:
How does one classify smallest airport with 747 service: runway length, movements, or pax numbers.
Komatsu & Hakodate in Japan see regular domestic 747 service and while the runway at those airports are 2700m & 2500m respectively, they see less than 20 commercial movements a day. Despite this half the aircraft are larger than 767/A300s! Also Komatsu gets Cargolux 74F a few times a week.
On a side note, I flew on a 744D with 569 pax seat filled-up from CTS to ITM. Aircraft was NH JA8964 which had a 55 minute turnaround. Took less than 15 minutes to load. Pushed-back right on time. That's Japanese efficiency.
UA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10278 times:
Up until about 4 years ago UA used to have a daily 744 nonstop into Kona, HI (KOA-the big island) from San Francisco. Since then they downgraded to a 777 and then in the past two years a 767-300 Domestic. I believe JAL still has seasonal 747 service into Kona.
Kona is basically served by Aloha and Hawaiian. Both carriers have islands and mainland service. United has three flights daily. Two from SFO (763, 752) and one from LAX (752). Also, American aparently has flights to Kona but I've never seen an American plane there, and JAL has flights there too. So: thats Aloha Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Japan Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines. 5 AIRLINES & the rest is GA traffic.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2770 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 9802 times:
The 747SRs have never been configured 3-5-3. I am not exactly sure but the 747 isn't certified to fly with that configuration. The 744Ds are the normal 3-4-3 in main cabin with 3-3 coach on the upper deck.
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