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Cities With 2 Airpts Of Equal Standing  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3112 posts, RR: 9
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

What cities have more than one airport where neither is considered "secondary." (Secondary meaning the airport tends to attract low cost carriers).

Example: BUR is certainly secondary to LAX. MDW is secondary to ORD. But EWR is not secondary to LGA (or visa versa).


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User currently offlineRwylie77 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

Belfast City and Belfast International both appear to be held in similar stature...

User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

I would say IAD-BWI or MIA-FLL. They are close in size, however IAD and MIA might be considered more international.

User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Maybe add JFK-EWR to the list as well. JBLU has made JFK more domestic.

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

If you asked this 10 or 15 years ago, IAH and HOU would be very close. Now, they're more like MDW and ORD, but HOU used to have many more carriers than it does today.


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User currently offlineUnited4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Moscow springs immediately to mind.

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Zrs70:

I wouldn't even say EWR was secondary to JFK.

Anyhow, Berlin's series of airports might be a good example. Also Moscow.



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2966 times:

SFO and SJC? not exactly in the same city but both have extensive domestic and international flights. i think...


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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4336 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

IMHO, it's virtually impossible for a city to have two unrestricted (i.e., the choice of airport served lies with the airline and not the airport/government) airports of "equal standing" for an extended period - over time, various factors WILL lead to the favoring of one airport over another, even if for different purposes (one airport for domestic/regional flights vs. another for longhaul overseas flying).


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User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

To a certain extent, in Paris, neither CDG or ORY is secondary to the other, although they have different size. Both have international activities and LCC presence. Beavais is only LCC and charter.

User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2816 times:

To me the most obvious one is London with both LHR and LGW. Also, even though HND doesn't have the Int'l traffic that NRT does, it is just as busy and can handle similar type aircraft.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3700 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

To me the most obvious one is London with both LHR and LGW

Oh? The fact LHR has a lot more international scheduled carriers and has (to be) 5 terminals and two runways yet LGW takes a majority of charter and low-cost and uses a single runway across two terminals.....not to mention much less passengers



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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

what about MXP and LIN?

Moscow is also a good one, as mentioned by United4ever...SVO, DVO, VKO.

I guess SVO would be considered the most major out of those.

Hmm what else...doesn't berlin have 3 airports? Tegel, Tempelhof and...Schonefeld?

I think the most major out of those is TXL.

For the region, maybe even MRS and NCE could be mentioned....even though they are not in the same city.

That is all that I can think of.



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User currently offlineAeronuts From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Only if you are a SWA fan would you rate SJC is equal to SFO. In terms of traffic, and airlines, they are not even close.

User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2767 times:

Plus, SJC, SFO and OAK do belong to different major cities. Just because they are close in proximity, does not make them a true part of this thread.

User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Yea but even though EWR is consider a 'New York' airport and run by the Port Authority of NY/NJ, it is in Newark, NJ not NYC.


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User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

True, but the three bay area airports are run by 3 different commissions in 3 similar sized cities. I wasn't trying to split hairs, cuz you can say that LGA is in Queens, JFK in Brooklyn and so on... But you would agree that New York IS the dominant city in mix with all Port Authority airports?

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

even though HND doesn't have the Int'l traffic that NRT does, it is just as busy

"just as busy"?

...HND handles twice as much traffic as NRT in any give year


User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

I knew that  Smile I just didn't want to come off making it sound like NRT is secondary to HND...

User currently offlineBIGBlack From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 600 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

Without a doubt. I mean most of EWR's traffic out of the airport is heading for the tunnel and NYC. But my point is that is an entirely different state! Queens and Brooklyn are different boroughs but they are the same city...NYC. Oh and JFK is actually also in Queens.


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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4336 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but equal standing means that the airports are equally capable AND equally permitted to handle all types of commercial traffic. None of the examples listed above fit both elements.


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Avek00:

What can JFK handle that EWR can't, or vice-versa? Or TXL/SXF?



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

I'd say there are many more factors effecting your question. But many cities have airports that serve two different purposes... and then the way airlines make use of airports as hubs make them different too. such as EWR and CO..

New York

JFK - International (mostly, plus JetBlue, AA, DL domestic)
LGA - if youre not flying farther than Denver, this would be your NYC airport...

Buenos Aires

EZE - International
AEP - Domestic, MVD, PDP

Nairobi

NBO - International, Hub for Kenya Airways
WIL - Domestic, Air Kenya, flights to Kenya and Tanzania

even London

LHR/LGW/STN - i dont mean to lump these together, but they're the bulk of international travel
LCY - for business connections to the major european and british cities.

Tokyo

NRT - International
HND - Domestic


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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

TWA902fly:

And to complement your list:

Sao Paulo:

GRU/Guarulhos: international flights and some domestic long-distance flights;
CGH/Congonhas: domestic flights;
CPQ/Campinas: cargo and some domestic and international flights;

Rio de Janeiro:

GIG/Galea: international and domestic flights;
SDU/Santos Dummont: air shuttle Rio-Sao Paulo

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User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

ICN - Incheon (Int'l)
GMP - Gimpo (Domestic)


25 B4real : KEno: AF does not fly to Australia as indicated in your footer: "Only 4 airlines in the world fly to all 6 continents : British Airways, Air France, S
26 MAH4546 : I would say IAD-BWI or MIA-FLL. They are close in size, however IAD and MIA might be considered more international. While the gap is getting narrower,
27 Carpethead : Number of movements wise, NRT is catching up to HND because of the additional runway but HND will handle more pax. Here's another pair in Japan & Asia
28 AirxLiban : yes, rome does have another airport. i think its called ciampino or something. no one ever answered my question in regards to LIN and MXP.
29 FlyTPA : As far as LIN and MXP are concerned, LIN handles no intercontinental flights. It is primarily an airport that caters to Italian domestic flights and f
30 Spacecadet : Without a doubt. I mean most of EWR's traffic out of the airport is heading for the tunnel and NYC. But my point is that is an entirely different stat
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