B741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
According to prelimenary data, ATL is tops for 2004 in overall pax. and movements. I thought ORD would beat everyone out in movements but bad weather in Dec. was probably a factor. Now the Southeast U.S. is King if you also include MEM for cargo.
AADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1691 times:
I am still amazed that ORD and ATL "compete" for the title of world's busiest airport and eagerly seek to claim the title. While that may have been something to be proud of in the 1970s, today that means passing though those airports will be more crowded and prone to delays. I cringe at the thought of having to go to those airports precisely because they are so busy. I would prefer to be in an airport to be empty.
When the new runway at ATL opens and particularly if restrictions at ORD remain in place or are tightened, it will probably leave ATL with the highest number of aircraft movements as well.
Does anyone know where there are airports listed by O&D traffic? I suspect that the list of airports by O&D traffic would be quite different, with airports like LAX, LGA, and JFK at the top of the list (and on my list of airports to avoid).
Bels13 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
Well, AADC10, if empty airports is what your are looking for, then find some small field in the middle of nowhere and then that is what you will get. And airlines are losing money now, just imagine if only one American or United jet landed every hour at O'Hare, the industry would be shut down. Good idea!!!
DAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
Even if ATL didn't catch the title of World's Busiest Airport as per movements, they will this year because of 2 factors:
-DL adding 81 new fights per day, which adds up to around 54,000 additional movements this year.
-ORD still being limited in movements by the FAA to keep delays down.
Not to mention that ATL's 5th runway is also on schedule. And pax-number wise ATL will grow its advantage over ORD.
DLHeavy From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1476 times:
Hopefully ATL's new runway will alleviate some of the delays that DL/Airtran expansion might cause. Just drove under it Sunday, and the I-285 overpass is immense--quite an engineering feat. Are there other major airports that come to mind with major interstates passing beneath runways/taxiways? All I can think of are access roads at JFK, DFW and CDG.