SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6576 times:
It would be really hard to say but check out the bottom of this link http://www.midrivers.com/~airport/ and other of the BigSky airports. It would be hard to say, does Kenmore Air count as a terminal? What about Olympia. A lot of the airports in Northern Canada are quite small. VGT, ELY, the list goes on and on.
Deltaflot From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 63 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6475 times:
In my experience, Altoona, PA has the smallest terminal and its really amusing...it has WELCOME in about thirty different languages since I'm sure so many different nationalities visit there. I believe they had one or two flights a day at most (B-1900's). Haven't flown into Altoona lately but when I used to, security was not apparent, there were about five seats at "the" gate and it had the smallest luggage belt I have ever seen (about 30 feet long). Fly in there for a good laugh.
ScottieDog From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6421 times:
Probably have to give it to either Westray (EGEW) or Papa Westray (EGEP) in the Orkney Islands - off the northern tip of Scotland). These airfields are located on neighbouring islands and have a scheduled service that can - if the wind is right - result in flight times of just a couple of minutes.
I recall - when I could access the British Airways computer - that the passenger briefing for these airfields said that passengers should wait in the 'terminal' and checkin would be done by the pilot off the inbound aircraft. By the way, both fields are non-radio.
AeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1612 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6365 times:
Gustavus Alaska (GST) is quite literally one room. Once you pass security, you wait for your flight in an fenced in area outside. Baggage is delivered to a little shelf outside the terminal. Despite this, Alaska Airlines has a daily 737-700 flight (at least during the summer months), as this is the gateway to Glacier Bay.
Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2358 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6170 times:
Guys, all those airports listed are huge compared to Los Roques in Venezuela: the "terminal" consists of four pillars of wood with a straw roof over it. It's all built on sand, and there's just a wooden makeshift fence around it. Check in: there is a lady in bikini and sandals with a list of names, asking for your first name, ticking it off her list, and then points to one of the DC3s or DHC-6s as being "your plane". Of course there is no security, and the lounge is the beach.
Sorry I can't find a picture, but if someone has one, please post it.
Petazulu, St. Barth is gigantic, it is about 35-40 meters long, it has two floors, several rooms, a cafeteria, shops, security, immigration, several gates, a real tower...
TOMfly From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6072 times:
Coventry's airport terminal is tiny, it's so small infact that a hangar next to departures has been converted into the arrivals hall. It only has one belt. The terminal has about 200 seats, it's a bit of a squeeze when 4 flights depart at the same time. Plus it only really has 4 check in desks, but at peak periods two check personal seat at one desk, one either side, and share the scales with the flight next to them! It could be bigger, I notice there is an upstairs which surely could be converted doubling or even tripling seating capacity. That wouldn't be outside of their current planning permission! LOL!
Jtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 666 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6048 times:
You ought to see some in Africa...We flew out of a strip in Nairobi on a Dash 7 and there was a tiny tin roof with one plastic table and four chairs. The good thing is there was a lady selling coke, fanta and buble gum. Believe it or not more that 30 people showed up at one time, as the Dash 7 and a DC-3 would leave at the same time to get to other remote parts of Kenya. Also, The "terminal" in Utila Honduras actually expanded with the new landing strip. It went from a tiny wood shed with someone selling cokes, to about 5 pallets and some benches with a covered roof a the new landing strip, but I guess they did not have enough room for the snack bar !