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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14826 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


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14608 times:

It depends, do you mean commercial or cargo? because a lot of small airports have cargo 747's (HSV comes to mind from personal experience), but nothing bigger than an MD80 in commercial

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1818 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14587 times:

How about Paramaribo, Suriname ?


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User currently offlineChrista From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 14585 times:

Hey,

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..

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No pictures of the aircraft on A.net.. sorry

We also get BA's 744 in here for maintenance..

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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14517 times:

hey

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.



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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14443 times:

I am quite sure about Paramaribo Pengel Airport in Surinam. Off course PBM is served by KL/PY 747's due to the high density of passengers on this route.

Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14410 times:

Lillongwe in Malawi comes to mind.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14386 times:

Isn´t neighbouring French Guyana a smaller airport that gets the B747?


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23223 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14317 times:

How about SFB? It doesn't strike me as a very large airport in terms of passengers at all, but I believe they get 747 charters from Europe.


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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14285 times:

Isn´t neighbouring French Guyana a smaller airport that gets the B747?

I am not aware of current 747's in Cayenne, French Guyana. Air France is operating A343 at the moment to/from Paris.

Regards,
AMS



User currently offlineRampero From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2004, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14211 times:

Small caribbean airport with 747 service :

Antigua (anu)
St. Marteen (sxm)
La Romana , Dominican Republic (lrm) Pullmatur and Crosair
Punta Cana , Dominican Republic (puj) Air France,Pullmatur,Crosair and Aereolineas Argentinas.




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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14188 times:

Warren747sp
Who the hell is operating 747 regularly into Lillongwe?

My guess goes for Langkawi Island which get's a twice weekly LHR-LGK-KUL service operated by Malaysia Airlines 744.



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14138 times:

PPT Papeete.... not too many flights there at all..

Air France 744
Air New Zealand 763
Air Caledonie A330
Air Tahiti Nui A340
Air Tahiti ATR42/72
Hawaiian 763

think thats about it, plus charters. And i dont know if Corsair still flies the OAK-PPT route?

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User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14056 times:

Dothan Regional here in Alabama, Theres a maintenance center here and every once in a while a 747 pops in. I dont think weve had one in awhile though


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User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14002 times:

@Swissgabe
Both AF and BA and maybe KLM use to fly B744 into Lilongwe.
I have not checked lately.



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User currently offlineCPT From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 13942 times:

SAA 747s have been landing at Ilha do Sal , Cape Verde Islands for many years for fuels stop and to pick up PAX. The flights continue to JFK and ATL.



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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13871 times:

My vote goes to Alpena, Michigan with a once-in-a-while 747 in for maintenance.


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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13876 times:
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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.


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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 13680 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.


User currently offlineUA772IAD From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 1733 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13590 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.
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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.


User currently offlineJC5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13537 times:

The 777s still go into KOA. At least on the weekends from SFO. Also, when KOA gets the ORD flight, it will be a 777 as well.

Doesn't JAL still fly into KOA with a 747-400 or MD-11?


User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 13488 times:

OGG doesn't get a 747 right? The biggest there is UA777.

User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13255 times:

JL ,or Jalways, operates 747 classics or DC-10s into KOA depending on the season.
744 or M11 would have to be a charter flight.


User currently offlineWarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13229 times:

@Carpethead
Can you confirm the seating on the 747SR is configured as 3-5-3 seating in economy?
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User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 13114 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.

25 Post contains images FLYSSC : In the Summer, AJACCIO (AJA) on the Island of Corsica is served daily by AF with a B742....
26 AirAmericaC46 : Excellent topic DAL7e7! I believe PR still uses 747s to General Santos City in the island of Mindanao. I need confirmation on this. How about VS 744 L
27 Post contains links and images Apollo17 : From my personal experience it has got to be NAN (Nadi, Fiji Islands). It's small and not busy at all but they have their own Air Pacific 747s and I b
28 N730AS : Up here in Alaska, the biggest passenger plane that FAI sees in the winter time is a 739, but we do see 747 freighters from Cargolux, and LH Cargo (I
29 BOEING787 : MLE - Male International in the Maldives gets the occasional charter from Alitalia with 747-200 and with Singapore Airlines who have operated 744's an
30 Post contains links and images BOEING787 : Here are the pics at MLE: View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Sluiters View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark Sluiters View Large View MediumPhot
31 Indio66 : how about saipan or rotanga? do they still have 747 from Japan?
32 Post contains images Cospn : Thanks Indio 66 JalWays and NW both serve Saipan with Daily 747-200's TO NRT Saipan has about 60,000 Residents
33 Indio66 : cospn - Thanks and sorry for the typo. I intended to say "rota", but I think only saipan has the big jets. If I remember correctly, however, rota has
34 Post contains links and images Airplane : UIO is also a tight, rough approach airport for a 747. A few 747 regularly operate there. View Large View MediumPhoto © Ander Aguirre [Edited 200
35 Cospn : That is TIQ Tinnian But Only SPN and GUM have Big Aircraft..Dont Understand do the mean City or Airport DVO and UIO are Huge Cities ..????
36 Trolley Dolley : The smallest airport- in terms of airport size, not passenger numbers- that has had 747 services, to my mind is Wellington, New Zealand. Qantas purcha
37 Post contains images KEno : Just to add on Swissgabe's post above, Langkawi Island has a population of 55,000. The main town, Kuah, has only 10,000 inhabitants. Yet the island r
38 Airplane : I think it refers to airport. But yeah, UIO is not too small of a runway but it is a very demanding approach. The ILS makes first timers think they ar
39 ZKSUJ : I agree with TrolleyDolley, WLG is very small and the 747SP operated there for QF a while back. Nadi in Fiji is home to Air Pacific and see's 747s fro
40 Crugs1 : flew into Raratonga on a NZ 742 from Auckland on my way to Honolulu a few yrs back. That was one small airport with one SHORT runway!!!
41 Chinaeastern : i think it should be in noumea international with AF744. PPT is much bigger than noumea as they get more flights from NZ and domestic air tahiti and a
42 Post contains links and images AlitaliaMD11 : Hey Santiago De Compostela is a very small airport in north spain and there used to be a IB 742 service from there to JFK. Now in the summers Iberia,
43 IBERIA747 : AlitaliaMD11... It´s not XACEBO...it´s XACOBEO 2004
44 RICARDOAB : Faro comes to mind. It's runway can handle a 747 (it often handles TAP A340s) but it has got a very small apron, and the lack of airbridges can make t
45 Vfw614 : Lilongwe no longer has British Airways flights. BA cut the flight to Lilongwe recently. AFAIK, the market is now served via Nairobi with franchisee Re
46 777ER : WLG has also had a UA B747 land there by accident. The B747 was a fully loaded flight. The flight was diverting from AKL to CHC due to AKL being close
47 BestWestern : Noumea international is no longer served directly by Air France... it's now a codeshare on Air Calin.. PPT is probably the smallest regular scheduled
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