WentOnA777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
I am working on a spring trip, and might end up in ORF for quite some time (upwards of 5 hours). Since ORF's website is down, I have been unable to get any information about the airport. Is it a "busy" airport (meaning will there be aircraft movements all day?)? I ask this because I would be coming in on a Jetstream 31 (from RDU) which makes me think that ORF might not be too busy. Any information? THANKS!!
FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2315 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
Actaully, ORF is a good sized airport, served by all major carriers, and USAirways also has a large presence there. The airport is made up of two concourses, one handles USAirways, and the other larger one handles the rest of the airlines. Examples of aircraft I saw were USAirways Fokker 100, and American MD-80.The airport terminal is somewhat old, and has small verticle windows. The ceiling is low, in the gate area, but the ticket area and waiting area before the security gates are more open. Being there for up to 5 hours shouldn't be that bad, it's not an extremely busy airport, but I think you'll see a decent amount of movement.
Bluemeatball From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
The airport is also in the middle of a botanical garden. ORF is a typical mid-size airport with dawn to midnight operations. Flights are probably 50/50 full size/commuter. Like most cities of its size, flights are operated from ORF to hubs.